Hi Trinity;
I assume this is...
(1/2)x + (1/8)y = 3/4
Let's eliminate the fractions...
Let's note the fact that the denominators, also known as divisors, are 2, 8 and 4. Let's multiply everything by 8...
8[(1/2)x + (1/8)y] = 8(3/4)
4x+y=6
If you would like this in the format of y=mx+b such that you can easily graph it, then let's move the 4x from the left side to the right where it becomes positive...
y=4x+6
The slope of this line, change of y divided by change of x, is 4.
The yintercept, value of y when x=0, is 6.
Does this help, or is there more to this question?
11/20/2013

Vivian L.
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