1. If they say, Slope -4, x-intercept 7,

does this mean that y=-4x+7?

The equation "y = -4x + 7" does represent the straight line with slope m = -4, but it has a

**y-intercept** of 7, not an x-intercept of 7.

. . . . .**Straight-Line Equations**
. . . . .**Graphing with Slope and y-Intercept**
. . . . .**Slope of a Straight Line**
. . . . .**Intercepts**
2. Slope 3, y-intercept 8, does this mean y=3x+8?

The equation "y = 3x + 8" does have a slope of m = 3 and a y-intercept at y = 8. If the question (not included within the post) was "state the equation with the following properties", then your equation is correct.

3. Passes through the points (-1,5) and (2,-1)

would it be possible for me to state y=3x-6?

How did you arrive at this equation? Please show all of your steps.

4. Slope 2/3 and passes through the point (5, 7)

does this mean y=2/3x +7?

How did you arrive at this equation? (For instance, since the line is clearly not horizontal, and since the line clearly passes through y = 7 at x = 5, not at x = 0, how did you arrive at a y-intercept of 7?) Please show all of your steps.

5. Has x-intercept 3 and y-intercept -5

does this mean y=3x-5?

Since the points (3, 0) and (0, -5) do not result in a slope of m = 3, how did you arrive at your equation? Please show all of your steps.

6. Slope 0.1, passes through (-0.1, 0.02)

does this mean y=0.1x+0.02?

I have the same question here as for (4) above...?

7.Function f has f(0.3)=0.8 and f(0.8)=-0.4

I have no idea what this means -

Your class certainly does seem to skip a lot...

To learn about functions and function notation, try here:

. . . . .**Functions**
. . . . .**Function Notation**
Once you have learned what their notation means, you'll see that they've given you two points, (x, y) = (0.3, 0.8) and (x, y) = (0.8, -0.4). Then you can proceed as usual.

8. Function f has f(-2)=7 and f(3)=-3

what does this mean? do I have to input -2 as a value of x? and -3 as a value of x? how do I get my y values and how do I create a formula for this linear function.

Study the lessons in the links for exercise (7) to learn the necessary background material.