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May 2010
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Three lessons on algebra - so don't laugh please!

I am working on a gcse practice sheet - but I am unable to understand: y = 3x - 2

The given values are :
x -1 0 1 2 3
y ? -2 1 ? 7

Unsure if I've put this problem across clear enough, but I then have to draw this equation y = 3x - 2 on a grid.

Please help if you can. (Itwasntme)
 
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Trumbull Ct
Three lessons on algebra - so don't laugh please!

I am working on a gcse practice sheet - but I am unable to understand: y = 3x - 2

The given values are :
x -1 0 1 2 3
y ? -2 1 ? 7

Unsure if I've put this problem across clear enough, but I then have to draw this equation y = 3x - 2 on a grid.

Please help if you can. (Itwasntme)

Hi David,

For each given value of x you need to calculate the value of y by substituting in the given equation. Each point consisting of x and y is then plotted on graph paper. All the points connected form a straight line which is defined by the equation y=3x-2

bjh
 
May 2010
1
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Substituting the values 1 and 2 as X in your equation, Y=3x-2 will give you the corresponding Y values