 # How to Complete Tables – Explanation and Examples

Learning how to complete the table of values is an important task in understanding functions and graphs. First of all, you have to identify the type of function you are given, whether it is a linear function or a non-linear function. Once you have identified the type of equation, the second step involves the creation of two columns “$x$” and “$y$”.

This article will provide you with a complete guideline on how to complete the table of values for different algebraic functions using numerical examples.

## How To Complete Tables for Linear Equations

A linear function is basically a line graph that is expressed as a linear relation between “$x$” and “$y$”. For example, if we are given a linear relation $y = x$, this means that for each value of “$x$,” the relation has the exact same value of “$y$”. If the function is $y = 3x$, then it means that for each value of “$x$” the value of “$y$” will be three times greater.

## Conclusion

Using the information that you obtained through this guide, let us recap the main points one last time:

• Identify the given function to determine whether it is linear or quadratic.
• Draw a table having two columns with “x” and “y”.
• Put in the desired values of “x” for which you want to solve the equation.
• Fill in the table with the calculated values of “y” in the previous step.
• Form the calculated values of “y” from the graph.
Congratulations! You are now geared to complete the table of values on your own for linear and quadratic equations.