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2-3. Graphing Linear Functions. Holt Algebra 2. Warm Up. Lesson Presentation. Lesson Quiz. Holt McDougal Algebra 2. Warm Up Solve each equation for y . 1. 7 x + 2 y = 6 2. 3. If 3 x = 4 y + 12, find y when x = 0.

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**2-3**Graphing Linear Functions Holt Algebra 2 Warm Up Lesson Presentation Lesson Quiz Holt McDougal Algebra 2**Warm Up**Solve each equation for y. 1.7x + 2y = 6 2. 3. If 3x = 4y + 12, find y when x = 0. 4. If a line passes through (–5, 0) and (0, 2), then it passes through all but which quadrant. y = –2x – 8 y = –3 IV**Objectives**Determine whether a function is linear. Graph a linear function given two points, a table, an equation, or a point and a slope.**Vocabulary**linear function slope y-intercept x-intercept slope-intercept form**Meteorologists begin tracking a hurricane's distance from**land when it is 350 miles off the coast of Florida and moving steadily inland. The meteorologists are interested in the rate at which the hurricane is approaching land.**+1**+1 +1 +1 –25 –25 –25 –25 This rate can be expressed as . Notice that the rate of change is constant. The hurricane moves 25 miles closer each hour.**Functions with a constant rate of change are called linear**functions. A linear function can be written in the form f(x) = mx + b, where x is the independent variable and m and b are constants. The graph of a linear function is a straight line made up of all points that satisfy y = f(x).**+2**+2 +2 –1 –1 –1 The rate of change, , is constant . So the data set is linear. Example 1A: Recognizing Linear Functions Determine whether the data set could represent a linear function.**+1**+1 +1 +2 +4 +8 The rate of change, , is not constant. 2 ≠ 4 ≠ 8. So the data set is not linear. Example 1B: Recognizing Linear Functions Determine whether the data set could represent a linear function.**+7**+7 +7 –9 –9 –9 The rate of change, , is constant . So the data set is linear. Check It Out! Example 1A Determine whether the data set could represent a linear function.**–2**–2 –2 –4 –4 –8 The rate of change, , is not constant. . So the data set is not linear. Check It Out! Example 1B Determine whether the data set could represent a linear function.**The constant rate of change for a linear function is its**slope. The slope of a linear function is the ratio , or . The slope of a line is the same between any two points on the line. You can graph lines by using the slope and a point.**Graph the line with slope that passes through (–1,**–3). Example 2A: Graphing Lines Using Slope and a Point Plot the point (–1, –3). The slope indicates a rise of 5 and a run of 2. Move up 5 and right 2 to find another point. Then draw a line through the points.**The negative slope can be viewed as**Example 2B: Graphing Lines Using Slope and a Point Graph the line with slope that passes through (0, 2). Plot the point (0, 2). You can move down 3 units and right 4 units, or move up 3 units and left 4 units.**Graph the line with slope that passes through (3, 1).**Check It Out! Example 2 Plot the point (3, 1). The slope indicates a rise of 4 and a run of 3. Move up 4 and right 3 to find another point. Then draw a line through the points.**Recall from geometry that two points determine a line. Often**the easiest points to find are the points where a line crosses the axes. The y-intercept is the y-coordinate of a point where the line crosses the y-axis. The x-intercept is the x-coordinate of a point where the line crosses the x-axis.**x-intercept**y-intercept Example 3: Graphing Lines Using the Intercepts Find the intercepts of 4x – 2y = 16, and graph the line. Find the x-intercept: 4x – 2y = 16 4x – 2(0) = 16 Substitute 0 for y. 4x = 16 x = 4 The x-intercept is 4. Find the y-intercept: 4x – 2y = 16 4(0) – 2y = 16 Substitute 0 for x. –2y = 16 y = –8 The y-intercept is –8.**y-intercept**x-intercept Check It Out! Example 3 Find the intercepts of 6x – 2y = –24, and graph the line. Find the x-intercept: 6x – 2y = –24 6x – 2(0) = –24 Substitute 0 for y. 6x = –24 x = –4 The x-intercept is –4. Find the y-intercept: 6x – 2y = –24 6(0) – 2y = –24 Substitute 0 for x. –2y = –24 y = 12 The y-intercept is 12.**Linear functions can also be expressed as linear equations**of the form y = mx + b. When a linear function is written in the form y = mx + b, the function is said to be in slope-intercept form because m is the slope of the graph and b is the y-intercept. Notice that slope-intercept form is the equation solved for y.**+4x +4x**The line has y-intercept –1 and slope 4, which is . Plot the point (0, –1). Then move up 4 and right 1 to find other points. Example 4A: Graphing Functions in Slope-Intercept Form Write the function –4x + y = –1 in slope-intercept form. Then graph the function. Solve for y first. –4x + y = –1 Add 4x to both sides. y = 4x – 1**Example 4A Continued**You can also use a graphing calculator to graph. Choose the standard square window to make your graph look like it would on a regular grid. Press ZOOM, choose 6:ZStandard, press ZOOM again, and then choose 5:ZSquare.**Multiply both sides by**The line has y-intercept 8 and slope . Plot the point (0, 8). Then move down 4 and right 3 to find other points. Example 4B: Graphing Functions in Slope-Intercept Form Write the function in slope-intercept form. Then graph the function. Solve for y first. Distribute.**–2x–2x**The line has y-intercept –9 and slope 2, which is . Plot the point (0, –9). Then move up 2 and right 1 to find other points. Check It Out! Example 4A Write the function 2x – y = 9 in slope-intercept form. Then graph the function. Solve for y first. 2x – y = 9 Add –2x to both sides. –y = –2x + 9 y = 2x – 9 Multiply both sides by –1.**Check It Out! Example 4A Continued**You can also use a graphing calculator to graph. Choose the standard square window to make your graph look like it would on a regular grid. Press ZOOM, choose 6:ZStandard, press ZOOM again, and then choose 5:ZSquare.**–30 –30**The line has y-intercept –2 and slope . Plot the point (0, –2). Then move up 1 and right 3 to find other points. Check It Out! Example 4B Write the function 5x = 15y + 30 in slope-intercept form. Then graph the function. Solve for y first. 5x = 15y + 30 Subtract 30 from both sides. 5x – 30 = 15y Divide both sides by 15.**An equation with only one variable can be represented by**either a vertical or a horizontal line.**The slope of a vertical line is undefined.**The slope of a horizontal line is zero.**Example 5: Graphing Vertical and Horizontal Lines**Determine if each line is vertical or horizontal. A. x = 2 This is a vertical line located at the x-value 2. (Note that it is not a function.) x = 2 y = –4 B.y = –4 This is a horizontal line located at the y-value –4.**Check It Out! Example 5**Determine if each line is vertical or horizontal. A.y = –5 This is a horizontal line located at the y-value –5. x = 0.5 y = –5 B.x = 0.5 This is a vertical line located at the x-value 0.5.**The slope is .**Example 6: Application A ski lift carries skiers from an altitude of 1800 feet to an altitude of 3000 feet over a horizontal distance of 2000 feet. Find the average slope of this part of the mountain. Graph the elevation against the distance. Step 2 Graph the line. Step 1 Find the slope. The y-intercept is the original altitude, 1800 ft. Use (0, 1800) and (2000, 3000) as two points on the line. Select a scale for each axis that will fit the data, and graph the function. The rise is 3000 – 1800, or 1200 ft. The run is 2000 ft.**Check It Out! Example 6**A truck driver is at mile marker 624 on Interstate 10. After 3 hours, the driver reaches mile marker 432. Find his average speed. Graph his location on I-10 in terms of mile markers. Step 1 Find the average speed. Step 2 Graph the line. The y-intercept is the distance traveled at 0 hours, 0 ft. Use (0, 0) and (3, 192) as two points on the line. Select a scale for each axis that will fit the data, and graph the function. distance = rate time 192 mi = rate 3 h The slope is 64 mi/h.**Lesson Quiz: Part 1**1. Determine whether the data could represent a linear function. yes 2. For 3x – 4y = 24, find the intercepts, write in slope- intercept form, and graph. x-intercept: 8; y-intercept: –6; y = 0.75x – 6**Lesson Quiz: Part 2**3. Determine if the line y = -3 is vertical or horizontal. horizontal 4. The bottom edge of a roof is 62 ft above the ground. If the roof rises to 125 ft above ground over a horizontal distance of 7.5 yd, what is the slope of the roof? 2.8

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