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zyx.gar Maybe be a simple question for you but I'm new to this. I have to plot a line on a graph, It's fine when the line crosses over the x and y axis but after that is where I get stumped.
2x + 5y = 8
x axis -- y=0
2x + 5(0) = 8
2x + 0 = 8
x = 4
y axis -- x=0
2(0) + 5y = 8
0 + 5y = 8
5y = 8
y = 8/5 this is a fraction
Have I done that right and does that mean the points are x(0,4) y(8,5)
Do I go up 8 on the y and come out 5 on the x? you are just making things complicated for yourself
Thanks for any help.