Wednesday

November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014

Posted by **kalaya** on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 1:38pm.

I need ordered pairs for y=5x-8 and the y intercept. my pairs are (-4,0) (3,0)which may be wrong. Can you help?

- math -
**MathMate**, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 2:12pmOrdered pairs are pairs of values of x and y that satisfy a given equation or a function. It is presented in the order x,y and eclosed in parentheses, as in (x,y).

For the equation y=5x-8, the value of x=0 gives the value of y=-8, so (0,-8) is an ordered pair.

This ordered pair happens to be the y-intercept, i.e. the point where the line intersects the y-axis, characterized by x=0.

To get other (arbitrary) ordered pairs, substitute different values of x into the equation, and put the pair of x and y values in parentheses.

- math -
**kalaya**, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 2:35pmThank you for your help. Your explanation has been one of the clearest I have heard!

- math -
**MathMate**, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 2:42pmYou're very welcome!

- math -
**diana**, Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:54pmComplete the following ordered pairs for the equation. 4x+5y=-22(_, -2) (2, _)(7, _)

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Math 8R - help!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Multi-Step Equations Solving Equations with ...

MATH - I've been having problems with solving equations that involve fractions ...

Math - I am having problems understanding how to solve problems like the ...

Algebra 2 - Solving systems of linear equations in three variables. Ok so i dont...

algerbra - who invented algerbra and why is it important I searched on the ...

Solving linear equations - Is there a formula to following or pattern. This is ...

Algebra 2 - ~Solving inequalities~ Hello everybody :-) I'm pretty good at ...

Algebra 1-Math - There's a table that says Company A charges $0.36 plus 0.03. ...

Math - How many solutions does the system of equations have? 3x=-12y+15 and x + ...

Algebra - I have four problems I'm having trouble with. I need to solve the ...