# Function tables with two-step rules

In this lesson, we fill in a table with x and y values given a function rule with two-step rules. Usually the function rule is a linear equation in x and y. By giving different values to the independent variable x, corresponding values of dependent variable y are found. These x and y values are then put in a table. Thus a function rule with two-step rules is used to fill in a table with x and y values.

Fill in the table using this function rule.

y = 5x − 3

### Solution

Step 1:

In y = 5x − 3, for x = 0, y = 5(0) − 3 = −3; for x = 1, y = 5(1) − 3 = 2;

Similarly, for x = 2, y = 7; for x = 3, y = 12 and for x = 4, y = 17.

Step 2:

Making a table of x and y values we get

Input(x) Output(y)
0 -3
1 2
2 7
3 12
4 17

Fill in the table using this function rule.

y = 3x − 3

### Solution

Step 1:

In y = 3x − 3, for x = 0, y = 3(0) − 3 = −3; for x = 1, y = 3(1) − 3 = 0;

Similarly, for x = 2, y = 3; for x = 3, y = 6 and for x = 4, y = 9.

Step 2:

Making a table of x and y values we get

Input(x) Output(y)
0 -3
1 0
2 3
3 6
4 9