**Solve for y**

You want to solve for y =

So that means you should isolate y until it is by itself on one side of the = sign

You start with

4x+2y=-6

Right now there are two terms on the left side of the =

4x and 2y

It would be better if you only had the term with y by itself

If you change the left side, you must make the same change to the right side

So your first step could be to subtract 4x from each side

**Finding two points**

Once you have an equation, you can pick any number you want for x and then determine what the y coordinate should be, by solving for y.

Each point has an x and y coordinate (x, y)

Or you could pick a y value and solve for x.

The values you pick should be easy to graph (probably near the origin).

Two values that can often be easy to work with are the y-intercept and the x-intercept.

You find the y-intercept by setting x = 0 and solving for y and you find the x-intercept by setting y = 0 and solving for x.

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