How to Plot Line Segments on Graphing Calculator

Functions that require a long time to solve by hand are solved and plotted by graphing calculators in seconds.
••• Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images

In Algebra class, a student becomes accustomed to using a graphing calculator to graph lines, functions and line segments. You need to be able to graph all three of these without your calculator, but if you want to quickly visualize a line segment, or a portion of a line defined specifically between two coordinates, your graphing calculator can instantaneously create such a graph.

    Access the "draw" menu, and select the line command. The calculator will display the "Line" function, along with open brackets.

    Enter the coordinates of the endpoints of the line segment, separated by commas, in the form "Line(X1, Y1, X2, Y2)". If, for instance, the coordinates if your line segment are "(0,3)" and "(1,2)", you would enter "Line(0,3,1,2)".

    Press "Enter" and your calculator will plot the segment.

Related Articles

How to Use Trig Functions to Make a Picture
How to Find Equations of Tangent Lines
How to Measure an Angle Without a Protractor
How to Use Trig Functions to Make a Picture
How to Calculate Slope Using the TI-83 Plus
How to Find Zeros of Linear Functions
How to Find the X Intercept of a Function
How to Draw Pictures on a Graphing Calculator
How to Write Functions in Math
How to Find Y Value for the Slope of a Line
How to Find the Slope of a Plotted Line With the TI-84...
How to Graph Parabolas on a TI-84 Calculator
How to Calculate Regression Coefficient
How to Work Out a Gradient of a Curve
How to Graph and Find the Solution on a Calculator
How to Find a Parallel Line
How to Find X & Y Intercepts on a Graphing Calculator
How to Make a 3D Cone Shape
How to Find Correlation Coefficient & Coefficient of...
How to Convert Point Slope Form to Slope Intercept...