How do I interpret tables to graphs? It has something to do with coordinate pairs.

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Your table has two columns.  The first column represents the x values, and the second column represents the y values.  

     For example:      

x

y

0

2

2

4

4

8

1)  Group each pair to form (x, y) pairs.   (0, 2) (2, 4) (4, 8)

2)  Graph each ordered pair on the coordinate plane.  X-coordinate determines direction right or left, and y-coordinate deterines direction up or down.  For example, to graph (0, 2) begin at center - origin- where x axis and y axis meet and do not go left or right then go up 2.  Similarly, for (2, 4) start at the origin and move right 2 and up 4.

3) After all ordered pairs are graphed use a ruler or other straight edge to connect the points.

 

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