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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?

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**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.

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

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

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

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