Match the graphs with their equations or descriptions. A self-marking, drag-and-drop mathematical exercise.
This is Level 1 (Linear graphs and equations). Match the graphs with the corresponding equations.
\(y = - x\)
\(y = 2x + 1\)
\(y = 2x + 5\)
\(y = 4 - \frac12 x\)
\(y = x + 3\)
\(y = 2-x\)
\(y = x - 1\)
\(y = x + 2\)
\(y = \frac12 x + 3\)
\(y = 2x − 1\)
\(y = x + 1\)
\(y = x\)
The diagrams were created in Autograph.
Gradient - A pre-requisite for doing the graph exercises is being able to calculate the gradient of a line.
Level 1 - Linear graphs and equations
Level 2 - Linear and quadratic graphs and equations
Level 3 - Mixed polynomials
Level 4 - Quadratics in the form \(ax^2 + bx + c\) given information about the coefficients
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For straight line graphs arrange the equation in the form \(y = mx + c\) where \(m\) represents the gradient of the line and \(c\) the y-intercept.
Maybe this video will remind you of some of the techniques for recognising graphs.
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