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Consider the equation . Homework Help ✎

  1. Predict what the graph of this equation looks like. Justify your answer.

    Are there any exponents? What does this mean?

  2. Solve the equation for y and graph the equation.

    Get y by itself.

  3. Explain clearly how to find the x- and y-intercepts.

    The x-intercept is the point where .
    The y-intercept is the point where .

  4. Which form of the equation is best for finding the x- and y-intercepts quickly? Why?

    It’s easier to use the given, standard form of the equation to find the intercepts quickly because there is minimal rewriting involved.

  5. Find the x- and y-intercepts of . Then use the intercepts to sketch a graph quickly.

    Set to find the y-intercept, and to find the x-intercept.

    x-intercept: (−9, 0)
    y-intercept: (0, 6)