# Question #4471e

Oct 27, 2017

To find the $x \mathmr{and} y$ -intercepts of $x + y = - 5 ,$ you'll have to isolate $x$ and then you'll have to isolate $y .$

#### Explanation:

You first need to isolate one of your variables (I chose to isolate $y$).

$x + y = - 5 \text{ " rarr" } y = - x - 5$

You now know what the y-intercept is $\left(- 5\right)$.

Then you isolate your other variable(for me its x).
$x + y = - 5 \text{ "rarr" } x = - y - 5$
You now know what the y intercept is $\left(- 5\right) .$

Here is the linear equation graphed.
graph{y=-x-5 [-13.75, 6.25, -5.12, 4.88]}