Graphing Using the Intercepts
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by RIS Mathematics Gr7
| 24 Questions
Today, you're going to explore how to graph a linear equation using the intercepts of the line. Watch the following videos and complete the following excercises to master the skill! Good luck!
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In your notebook, write down today's date and the title "Graphing Using Intercepts". Now, write down a definition for x-intercept and another for y-intercept. Click the appropriate box below when you completed that task.
Yes Mr. Felix, I wrote down two definitions in my notebook. I love taking notes because it helps me review when I'm studying. What a cool thing! It's like having my math teacher in my living room at night explaining things to me but it's only my notes. I'm kinda scared now.
No, I have not written down two definitions.
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How would you explain what the x and y intercept are to a five year old?
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What is the easiest/quickest way to finding out what the x and y intercepts of a linear equation are?
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Complete the following Khan Academy excercise called "Intercepts from a Graph". Click on the appropriate box below once you've received a 100%

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Complete the following Khan Academy excercise called "Intercepts from an Equation". Click on the appropriate box below once you've received a 100%

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Now let's move on to determing the intercepts given a table of values. Watch the following video.
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What is your biggest takeaway from this video? Did you learn anything new? Do you think differently about a table of values now?
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Complete the following Khan Academy excercise called "Intercepts from a Table". Click on the appropriate box below once you've received a 100%

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Write a short story that is being modeled by the graph above.
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Use the context of your story to describe what happens when the line touches the x and y axis.
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You are helping to plan an awards banquet for your school, and you need to rent tables to seat 180 people. Tables come in two sizes. Small tables seat 4 people and large tables seat 6 people. Write an equation in function form to model the scenario above. For reference, label small tables as x and large tables as y.
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Graph the equation you came up with on the coordinate plane below.
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Choose all the possible combinations of small and large tables that would accomodate 180 people.
(0,30)
(10, 20)
(45,0)
(30,10)
(24,14)
(36,6)
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You make and sell decorative bows. You sell small bows for \$3 and large bows for \$5. You want to earn \$60 per week. Write an equation to model the situation. Let x represent the number of small bows and y represent the number of large bows.
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Graph the equation you came up with on the coordinate plane below.
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Choose all the possible combinations of small and large bows that would earn you \$60 per week.
(12,0)
(5,10)
(2,11)
(10,8)
(15,6)
(20,0)
(2,25)
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You borrow \$1800 from your parents. To repay your debt, you give them \$150 per month. Your debt d (in dollars) is given by the function d = 150t – 1800 where t represents time (in months). What are the x and y intercepts of the graph?
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Graph the above situation on the coordinate plane below.
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Explain what the intercepts mean in this situation:
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After how many months will you be debt free?
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Write an equation in function form that models the graph above.
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