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A-11.

The equation of a line describes the relationship between the $x$- and $y$-coordinates of the points on the line. A-11 HW eTool (Desmos) Homework Help ✎

1. Plot the points ($3, -1$), ($3, 2$), and ($3, 4$) and draw the line that passes through them. State the coordinates of two more points on the line. Then answer this question: What will be true of the coordinates of any other point on this line? Now write an equation that says exactly the same thing. (Do not worry if it is very simple! If it accurately describes all the points on this line, it is correct.)

2. Plot the points ($5, -1$), ($1, -1$), and ($-3, -1$). What is the equation of the line that goes through these points?

3. Choose any three points on the y-axis. What must be the equation of the line that goes through those points?

Two more points are ($3, -5$) and ($3, 3$), but you should name two others.

Look closely at the $x$-coordinates.

All of the points will have $3$ as the $x$-coordinate.

The equation is $x = 3$.

Look closely at the $y$-coordinates.

Remember that all points on the $y$-axis have $0$ for their $x$-coordinate.

The equation is $x = 0$.

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