## Objective:

**To graph linear equations using intercepts.**

## Vocabulary:

**x-intercept (x,0)**- The point where a line crosses the x-axis.**y-intercept (0,y)**- The point where a line crosses the y-axis.**Straight Edge**- Something with a firm, straight edge, such as a ruler, protractor, identification card, etc.

## Notes:

Use this graphing method for linear equations that are written in standard form*(Ax + By = C)*.

Steps to graph using intercepts:

- Find the
*x-intercept*:- Set y = 0 (substitute 0 for y), and solve for x.

- Find the
*y-intercept*:- Set x = 0 (substitute 0 for x), and solve for y.

- Plot the two intercepts.
- Use a
*straight edge*to draw a line through the points - Add arrows to the ends and label the line