f(x) means y!

What is the equation of a line? y = mx + b where m is slope and b is the y-intercept. So here the slope is -2 which means as x increases, y decreases. Look at the 4 tables: only one of them is decreasing when x is increasing.

We need to look carefully because the x values skip from 0 to 2 to 4 to 6.

Let’s check this with the graphing calculator. Two more points 🙂