# Solving Equations on Graphs

Describes the method and a quick diagram :)

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- Created by: Em Summerfield
- Created on: 22-04-11 10:47

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The gradient tells you the steepness of the line, and which direction it

goes. If the gradient is a positive number, the line goes up from left to right-

if it's negative it goes down from left to right.

The gradient is the coefficient of x. In y=5x-2, the gradient is 5x. That mean

for every one across it goes UP 5 squares. So that's going to be a steep

upward line.

The y intercept is the other number, so that's -2. So the line will be steep,

diagonally up and will go through -2 on the y axis.

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