# How do you graph the equation #-4x+1/2y=-1#?

##### 1 Answer

Find the intersections of this line with the axes and draw the line through them.

#### Explanation:

Given:

#-4x+1/2y=-1#

Note that this is a linear equation - all of the terms are of degree at most

Setting

#1/2y = -1#

Multiplying both sides by

#y = -2#

Hence the intersection with the

Setting

#-4x=-1#

Dividing both sides by

#x = 1/4#

Hence the intersection with the

Now we can draw the graph by drawing a line through the two intersections we have found:

graph{(4x^2+(y+2)^2-0.003)(4(x-1/4)^2+y^2-0.003)(-4x+1/2y+1) = 0 [-2.51, 2.5, -2.8, 2.4]}