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Select values of x and calculate corresponding value of y for the equation f of x = negative 3 x minus 5. The equations you get are: f of negative 1 = 3 times, negative 1, minus 5 = negative 8; f of 0 = 3 times, 0, minus 5 = negative 5; f of 1 = 3 times, 1, minus 5 = negative 2; f of 2 = 3 times, 2, minus 5 = 1; and f of 3 = 3 times, 3, minus 5 = 4.

Tabulate with values of x increasing. A table has columns x and y with 5 rows. Beginning with row 1, the entries are as follows: negative 1 and negative 8; 0 and negative 5; 1 and negative 2; 2 and 1; and 3 and 4.

Draw the axes with an appropriate scale, plot points, and join from left to right with a smooth curve. On a rectangular coordinate system, the graph is a line that rises through ...

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