### Home > CCA > Chapter 4 > Lesson 4.3.1 > Problem 4-99

Consider the equation

If you graphed this equation, what shape would the graph have? How can you tell?

If there's an

*x*and a*y*, and there are no exponents like*x*², what kind of graph does the equation make?

Remember that this equation could be written in*y*= m*x*+ b form.Without changing the form of the equation, find the coordinates of three points that must be on the graph of this equation. Then graph the equation on graph paper.

Make a table and substitute values for

*x*and*y*until you have enough points to graph the line.Solve the equation for

*y*. Does your answer agree with your graph? If so, how do they agree? If not, check your work to find the error.

Solve for

*y*:

−6*x*− 4 = −2*y*

6*x*+ 4 = 2*y*

3*x* + 2 = *y*

Yes, they both have the same starting value (2) and growth (3).