Y=6x-1 is a linear equation

It relies on two variables, x and y, where x is the independent variable and y is the dependent variable. Since y depends on x, you can plug whatever number you want in for x and get out a point for y

x | y

-1 | 6(-1)-1=-7

0 | 6(0)-1=-1

1 | 6(1)-1=5

etc. You then can use these points to graph a linear equation on a cartesian coordinate system.

It relies on two variables, x and y, where x is the independent variable and y is the dependent variable. Since y depends on x, you can plug whatever number you want in for x and get out a point for y

x | y

-1 | 6(-1)-1=-7

0 | 6(0)-1=-1

1 | 6(1)-1=5

etc. You then can use these points to graph a linear equation on a cartesian coordinate system.