# How do you find the x and y intercept of #x – 2y = –10#?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 9, 2016

The x intercept is -10 and the y intercept is 5

#### Explanation:

X intercept is the value of x when y is 0

Meaning:

Y intercept is the value of y when x is 0

Meaning:

Jul 9, 2016

x-intercept = - 10

y-intercept = 5

#### Explanation:

When the line crosses the x-axis , the y-coordinate at this point will be zero.

By substituting y = 0 into the equation we will obtain the x-intercept.

y= 0 : x - 0 = - 10 → x = - 10 is the x-intercept.

Similarly, when the line crosses the y-axis the x-coordinate at this point will be zero. Substituting x = 0 into the equation will give us the y-intercept.

x = 0 : 0 - 2y = - 10 → y = 5 is the y-intercept.

graph{1/2x+5 [-20, 20, -10, 10]}