Posted by **Jake** on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 8:44pm.

Graph y=2x+1, then choose 3 points above the line. Give the coordinates of each point and tell wether it is greater than, less than or equal to

2x + 1 at each point.

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**Reiny**, Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:04pm
for any point that you choose above the line, the y-coordinate of that point would be greater than 2x+1

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**Jake**, Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:18pm
Doesn't the line go on forever, so how could you choose 3 points above it?

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**Reiny**, Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:28pm
did you draw the line.

for any line, unless it is vertical, you can be either above or below the line.

e.g. for your y = 2x + 1

consider (6,5), below above the line.

Why?

substitute the value x = 6

then y = 2(6)+1 = 13, but the y for your point was 5

since 5 < 13, the point (6,5) is below the line.

consider (3,15)

if x=3 in the equation y = 6+1 = 7

since 15 > 7, the point (3,15) is above the line.

Draw any non-vertical line on a piece of paper. Isn't there a region above that line and a region below that line no matter you imagine that line to go ??

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