1-3 Graph Linear Functions . Graph linear equations Find the x and y intercepts of a line Find the slope of a line through 2 points Find the zeros of linear functions . Vocabulary. Independent variable- in a function, the variable whose values make up the domain
Graph linear equations
Find the x and y intercepts of a line
Find the slope of a line through 2 points
Find the zeros of linear functions
Substitute 0 for y to find the x intercept. Then
Substitute 0 for x to find the y-intercept.
Lets look at Example 1 page 22
Graph 4x + 3y - 5 = 0 using x- and y-intercepts.
Substitute 0 for y to find the x-intercept. Then substitute 0 for x to find the y-intercept
The line crosses the x-axis at (5/4, 0) , and the y-axis at
. Graph the intercepts and draw the line(0, 5/3).
the slope, m, of line through (x1,y1) and (x2 , y2) , if x2≠y2
m = y2-y1
Let’s look at example 2 on page 31
ENTERTAINMENT The number of U.S. commercial radio stations that play primarily top 40 music has increased from 318 in 1995 to 474 in 2002. What was the average rate of increase in the number of top 40 radio stations
The average rate of change is the slope of the line containing the points at(1995, 318) and (2000, 474). Find the slope of the line.
m = y2-y1
= or about 22.29
On average, the number of top 40 radio stationsincreased by about 22 stations per year from 1995to 2002.
If the equation is in standard form Ax + By = C then
m = - A/B and b = C/B
Lets look at example 1 on page 36
Graph each equation using the y-intercept and the slope.
a. y = -x - 1
The y-intercept is -1. Graph (0, -1).Use the slope to graph a second point.Connect the points to graph the line
b. 2x - 5y = 10
Rewrite the equation in slope-intercept form
The y-intercept is -2. Graph (0, -2). Then use the slope to graph a second point. Connect the points to graph the line
For a linear function, the zeros can be found by solving the equation mx + b = 0
Lets look at pg 23 Example 2
2x-3=0 so x=3/23/2 is a zero of the function. So the coordinates of one point on the graph are . Find the coordinates of a second point. When x = 0, f(x) = 2(0) - 3, or -3. Thus, the coordinates of a second point are (0, -3).
Since m = 0 and b = 1, this function has no x-intercept, and therefore no zeros. The graph of the function is a horizontal line 1 unit above the x-axis.
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