A table of values shows a list of the values for an independent variable, x, matched with the value of the dependent variable, y. In many cases, an equation can be used to relate the two values. If you know the equation, you can easily generate a table of values.
If you are given the table of values, you must determine how the two values are related and then write an equation that shows the relationship.

When looking at the relationship between the yvalues and the xvalues, it's easy to see that each yvalue is 1 more than the xvalue. Therefore, the equation that describes this relationship is y = x + 1. 