If some would please show me how to do this step by step to include creating graphs that would be most helpful thanks
Consider first a linear equation of the form y = mx + b.
1. Choose values of m and b, then plot the initial equation.
2. Change m to make a different plot.
3. Change b (but not m) in the original equation and plot the result.
4. Finally, use the new values of m and b to create a plot. Place all four on the same graph.
Now choose a linear inequality of the form y < mx + b or y > mx + b.
1. Choose values of m and b, then plot the initial equation.
2. Change m to make a different plot.
3. Change b (but not m) in the original equation, and plot the result.
4. Use the new values of m and b to create a plot.
5. Place all four on the same second graph.
as the others said. we cannot do everything for you, since this is an assignment and will therefore likely affect your grade.
number 1 is easy in both equations. just pick two random numbers. make them small to avoid any hard calculations that may arise. just out of the blue, how about picking m = 1 and b = 2. or m = -1, b = 3, or m = 3, b = 1, or ... anything... the problem leaves the numbers up to you.
now, as for plotting, see the following links, tell me if they help:
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ork-again.html
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...raph-help.html
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...d-i-graph.html
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...-graphing.html
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...hing-help.html (posts #6 and #8)
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...n-x-y-5-a.html
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...aphically.html (posts #4 and #6)
after reading those, you should know how to plot graphs. if not, don't worry about it, come back with SPECIFIC questions as to what you don't understand. once you can plot, the questions should be no problem, because besides plotting, all you have to do is follow instructions that have nothing to do with math.
good luck