In this tutorial, you will learn how to plot an equation in Excel.

There are many different ways to define an equation. The definition of an equation in algebra is a mathematical statement that demonstrates the equality of two mathematical expressions. For instance, the equation 3x + 5 = 14 consists of the two equations 3x + 5 and 14, which are separated by the ‘equal’ sign. Mathematical algebraic equations typically have one or more variables.

Once you are ready, we can get started by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to plot an equation in Excel.

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## Plot an Equation

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to plot an equation in Excel.

### Step 1

Make sure your group of data is displayed in a clean and tidy manner in the first sheet.

### Step 2

In this example, we will find the value Y using this equation =2*X – 5. To find the value Y, we will put this formula =2*A2 – 5.

### Step 3

Once you are done, your excel will look like this.

### Step 4

Now we can plot the values into a scatter chart.