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# Graphing Linear Equations in Standard Form

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You have learned many techniques for graphing linear equations that are written in slope intercept form! Yes... if the equation is already written in slope intercept form, graphing is pretty easy!

However, sometimes you will see equations that are written in **standard form**.

If the equation is presented in standard form, then you are not able to identify the slope and y-intercept that are needed for graphing.

So... what should you do?

There are actually two different techniques that you can use for graphing linear equations that are written in standard form. You can use either method, so I'm going to demonstrate both methods and you may come to favor one over the other.

In this particular lesson, we are going to study how to convert the standard form equation into an equation written in slope intercept form.

In the next lesson, we will study a method using x and y intercepts

Let's get started! If you have a standard form equation, you can rewrite it in slope intercept form. Let's look at a couple of examples.

For a step by step video on rewriting this standard form equation in slope intercept form, watch the following video:

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Notice how graphing is pretty easy once it's written in slope intercept form. Standard form equations can always be rewritten in slope intercept form. Make sure you solve the equation for y, and that's it!

Let's look at one more example.

This shouldn't be too hard, since you've already mastered the skills for solving equations and the skills for graphing in slope intercept form.

You now know how to graph equations that are written in slope intercept form and standard form. In the next lesson, you will learn one more method for graphing equations that are written in standard form.

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