**Q: Use the equation y = -2x + 1. Complete each solution:**

**(a) (0, __ ) **

**(b) (-5, __ )**

**(c) (20, __ ) **

**(d) (-68, __ )**

A: So, we have an equation y = -2x + 1 and we are given a bunch of points to complete. Notice that these are (x, y) points. In all of the problems, we were given the x value but we need to find the y value. Therefore, we are going to plug in the given number for x, then solve for y!

(a) (0, __ )

Plug in 0 for x:

y = -2x + 1

y = -2(0) + 1

y = 0 + 1

y = 1

(b) (-5, __ )

Plug in -5 for x:

y = -2x + 1

y = -2(-5) + 1

y = 10 + 1

y = 11

(c) (20, __ )

Plug in 20 for x:

y = -2x + 1

y = -2(20) + 1

y = -40 + 1

y = -39

(d) (-68, __ )

Plug in 0 for x:

y = -2x + 1

y = -2(-68) + 1

y = 136 + 1

y = 137

And, there you go! You have all of the missing pieces.