and so on for more values of x scale x axis with 0,1,2,3.... and scale y axis with -1,-2-3,0,1,2,3......

and point on graph according to the value of x and y for example for x =2, y=1 make a dot at (2,1) at the graph and do this procedure for more values of x then joint them all with straight line from one point to other

do this procedure for the other equation as well with same values of x......

I'm sorry....I'm still confused... if y=5/2x - 8 then for the y = mx + b, do I plot the 8 on my graph then for the m=rise/run, i plot up the y axis 5 points and go right (the run) 2 points, up 5 over 2 up 5 over 2, etc...then connect the points??

May 26th, 2015

because there is a - in front of the 8, i would go down the y-axis?

i m truly not grasping the negative....i got my graph completely inverted from what you got ...what do i do when they give an answer for y? for example; y=2x, and y= -x - 3?? :-(