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Graphing Linear Equations Objectives: …to check and find possible solutions to equations with two variables …to graph solutions to linear equations on the coordinate plane Assessment Anchor:

8.C.3.1 – Plot and/or identify ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. 8.D.4.1 – Represent relationships with tables or graphs on the coordinate

plane.

NOTES (checking) To check if an ordered pair is a solution to an equation containing two variables (x and y):

1. Substitute the “x” and “y” values into the equation for “x” and “y” respectively

2. Simplify each side of the equation as far as possible 3. Determine if the numerical statement is TRUE or FALSE. If it is

TRUE, then the ordered pair is a solution.

EXAMPLES 1a) Is the ordered pair (2, 1) a solution to: 4x + 2y = 10

Substitute 4(2) + 2(1) = 10 8 + 2 = 10 (2, 1) IS a solution! 10 = 10 TRUE! 1b) Is the ordered pair (-1, 3) a solution to: 4x + 2y = 10

Substitute 4(-1) + 2(3) = 10 -4 + 6 = 10 (-1, 3) is NOT a solution! 2 = 10 FALSE!

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1c) Is the ordered pair (5, -5) a solution to: 4x + 2y = 10 Substitute 2a) Is the ordered pair (-4, -1) a solution to: -2y = 5x – 11 Substitute -2(-1) = 5(-4) – 11 2 = -20 – 11 (-4, -1) is NOT a solution! 2 = -31 FALSE 2b) Is the ordered pair (1, -3) a solution to: -2y = 5x – 11 Substitute “Remember, there are an infinite number of ordered pairs that will be solutions to

an equation with two variables.”

MORE NOTES (finding) To find a solution to an equation containing two variables (x and y):

1. Choose a value for “x”. You may choose any number you wish. 2. Substitute that value into the equation for “x”, and solve for “y” 3. Write your solution as an ordered pair (x,y)

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EXAMPLES 3) Find 3 solutions to: 4x + 2y = 10

1st solution 2nd solution 3rd solution Choose… x = 3 Choose… x = -5 Choose… x = 6 4x + 2y = 10 4x + 2y = 10 4x + 2y = 10 4(3) + 2y = 10 4(-5) + 2y = 10 4(6) + 2y = 10

12 + 2y = 10 -20 + 2y = 10 24 + 2y = 10 – 12 – 12 + 20 + 20 – 24 – 24 2y = -2 2y = 30 2y = -14

2 2 2 2 2 2 y = -1 y = 15 y = -7

1st solution: (3, -1) 2nd solution: (-5, 15) 3rd solution: (6, -7)

4) Find 3 solutions to: 3y = 8x + 1

1st solution 2nd solution 3rd solution Choose… Choose… Choose…

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Vocabulary alert!!Vocabulary alert!!Vocabulary alert!!Vocabulary alert!!

LINEAR EQUATION – an equation whose graph is a

straight line

EVEN MORE NOTES (graphing) To graph linear equations (using T-tables):

1. Make a T-table that contains at least 3 ordered pairs a. Choose whatever numbers you want for “x”, but keep it simple b. Substitute a value for “x”, solve for “y” and fill in the table

2. Make the graph a. The straight line shows all possible solutions to the equation b. If points don’t make straight line, double check the

calculations in step #1 and the plotting of ordered pairs c. Don’t forget to include arrows on your line!

COORDINATE PLANE y-axis Quadrant II Quadrant I x-axis Quadrant III Quadrant IV origin

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EXAMPLES 5) Graph this equation: y = 3x – 2 T-Table Use x = 1 x y 0 -2 y = 3(1) – 2 1 1 y = 3 – 2 2 4 y = 1 Use x = 0 Use x = 2 y = 3(0) – 2 y = 3(2) – 2 y = 0 – 2 y = 6 – 2 y = -2 y = 4

6) Graph this equation: 4y = -8x + 20 Solve for “y” first: 4y = -8x + 20

4 4 Now graph: y = -2x + 5 y = -2x + 5

T-Table Use x = 1 x y 0 5 y = -2(1) + 5 1 3 y = -2 + 5 2 1 y = 3 Use x = 0 Use x = 2 y = -2(0) + 5 y = -2(2) + 5 y = 0 + 5 y = -4 + 5 y = 5 y = 1

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7) Graph this equation: y = �

�x + 4

T-Table x y 8) Graph this equation: 2y – 8 = -6x Solve for “y” first: T-Table x y