1.1 Introduction to Graphing

  • Plot points.

  • Determine whether an ordered pair is a solution of an equation.

  • Find the x- and y-intercepts of an equation of the form Ax+By=C.

  • Graph equations.

  • Find the distance between two points in the plane and find the midpoint of a segment.

  • Find an equation of a circle with a given center and radius, and given an equation of a circle in standard form, find the center and the radius.

  • Graph equations of circles.


Graphs provide a means of displaying, interpreting, and analyzing data in a visual format. It is not uncommon to open a newspaper or a magazine and encounter graphs. Examples of bar, line, and circle graphs are shown below.

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