# Math Problem

y=5, x=0

y=4, x=1

y=3, x=2

y=2, x=3

y=1, x=4

y=0, x=5

What will be the equation for y for the following graph?

y=5, x=0

y=4, x=1

y=3, x=2

y=2, x=3

y=1, x=4

y=0, x=5

y=5, x=0

y=4, x=1

y=3, x=2

y=2, x=3

y=1, x=4

y=0, x=5

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active| newest | oldestTake a piece of graph paper and plot it. There are of course programs that can do it, but your won't learn much that way.

Find the points at which the line intersects the axes.

This is a linear function, which has the form Y=MX+C, where M is the gradient and C is the Y offset.

Set X=0 Y=C. So that you can find from the answers you have.

Now, set Y=0, and rearrange the equation to give you "M". Substitute the values you already have.

This is stuff we did when we were about 12 in the UK when I was younger.

Steve

Alternatively, go away and study the equation of the straight line. Look at the maths I showed you, with the Y=MX+C Play with some numbers into it, say M=0.5, C=1, X=0...5 Repeat for M=1, 2 etc

as y is inversely proportional to x,

so y=m/x + c

In answer to your other question:

Plot it. Y=1/X is NOT linear !

Let Y = 0

0=MX+C

C is known. X, when Y =0 is known. Calculate M