# Thread: I Can't do Simple Linear Function Graphing

1. ## I Can't do Simple Linear Function Graphing

This is 10th grade stuff, and I can't for the life of me figure it out. It's the most basic of all graphing. Are there any good Websites that deal with algebraic graphing?

2. ## Re: I Can't do Simple Linear Function Graphing

Graphing in general can be very complicated! In the most general sense it reduces to calculating and plotting a large number of points and hoping they will give you a sense of the actual graph. You entitled this "linear function graphing". You understand, do you not, that a "linear" function is so called because its graph is a straight line? And a straight line is determined by two points. So if y is a linear function of x, choose two convenient values for x, calculate the corresponding values of y, plot those two points, and draw the line between them.

3. ## Re: I Can't do Simple Linear Function Graphing

HallsofIvy's explanation is great, there is also great video tutorials and interactive excercises on khanacademy.

Video tutorials on graphing: Graphing Lines and Slope | Algebra | Khan Academy