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\[y = 2 x + 5\] Now substitute some values for $x$ and evaluate $y = 2 x + 5$ to determine $y.$ I would start with small numbers to make the arithmetic easy. For example when $x = 0$ then $y = 2 x + 5 = 2 \times 0 + 5 = 5.$ Put this pair of numbers $(0, 5)$ into the chart.
\[y = 2 x + 5\] Now try another value for $x,$ say $x = 1.$ this gives $y = 2x + 5 = 2 \times 1 + 5 = 3.$ Put the pair $(1, 3)$ into the table.
\[y = 2 x + 5\] Do it again with $x = 1$ to give $y = 2x + 5 = 2 \times 1 + 5 = 7.$ Put the pair $(1, 7)$ into the table.
\[y = 2 x + 5\] Continue for as many values of $x$ as you feel is necessary. Penny
 


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