Graphing lines using intercepts is easy when lines are in standard form (Ax + By = C).  The intercepts are just the locations where a line crosses the x and y axis.  To find the y intercept we let x=0 and then solve for y.  To find the x intercept we let y=0 and solve for x.  This method is very easy IF you do all the calculations correct- so please take your time and write neat!  Remember graphing lines is critical to how well you do in algebra – the notes below we help a lot….good luck!


some key topics that involve graphing lines using intercepts:

* slope-intercept formula
* point-slope formula
* table of values
* linear word models