Is the point (−3, 0) on the x-axis or y-axis? How do you know? Explain in words how you plot the point (4, −2) in a rectangular coordinate system. How do you determine if an ordered pair is a solution to a given equation?

## Is the point (−3, 0) on the x-axis or y-axis? How do you know?

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**Assignment Description: Graphs**

Reflect upon “Graphs”, answer the following questions (be sure to detail how you arrived at your answer):

Is the point (−3, 0) on the x-axis or y-axis? How do you know?

Explain in words how you plot the point (4, −2) in a rectangular coordinate system.

How do you determine if an ordered pair is a solution to a given equation?

Is the point (0, 8) on the x-axis or y-axis? How do you know?

What is the difference between the equations of a vertical and a horizontal line?

Ozzie filled up the gas tank of his truck and headed out on a road trip. The x- axis on the graph below shows the number of miles Ozzie drove since filling up. The y- axis represents the number of gallons of gas in the truck’s gas tank.

Find the x- and y- intercepts

Explain what the x- and y- intercepts mean for Ozzie.

What does the sign of the slope tell you about a line?

Are all horizontal lines parallel? Explain your reasoning.

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