# A. x = 4 ```Can you find the pattern?
3-2 Solving by
Graphing
Objective: to find the root/solution/zero of a linear
equation by graphing.
Vocabulary
• Root/ Zeros/ Solutions: the solutions of a
equations; x-intercepts.
Linear Function
Example 1 B
B. Solve
Method
1
y2  x3
3
Solve by graphing. Using the x and y
intercepts.
Example 1 B
The graph intersects the x-axis
at –3.
Answer: So, the solution is –3.
TOO
2
Solve for the solution to the linear equation. y  2  x  4
3
A. x = –4
B. x = –9
C. x = 4
D. x = 9
Let’s try together
Graph using the x and y intercepts.
3
y6   x9
4
A.
x = 4;
B. x = –4;
C.
x = –3;
D. x = 3;
What type of line would have
no solution?
Come up with a line of your
own that has no solution?
Hmmm….
Example 3
FUNDRAISING Kendra’s class is selling greeting cards to
raise money for new soccer equipment. They paid \$115 for
the cards, and they are selling each card for \$1.75. The
function y = 1.75x – 115 represents their profit y for selling
x greeting cards. Find the zero of this function. Describe what
this value means in this context.
The graph appears to intersect
Example 3
Estimate by Graphing
y = 1.75x – 115
Original equation
0 = 1.75x – 115
Replace y with 0.
115 = 1.75x
65.71 ≈ x