# How do you calculate the slope, x intercept, and y intercept of the following equation: f(x)= -6x-3?

Mar 13, 2018

#### Answer:

slope $= - 6$

y intercept $= - 3$

x intercept $= - \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

the slope is the number before the x, so
slope $= - 6$

the y intercept in the number added, so
y intercept $= - 3$

the x intercept is where the line crosses the x axis, so it's where the y value is zero. therefore, we can say that the equation equals zero, and solve for x.
$0 = - 6 x - 3$
$3 = - 6 x$
$- \frac{1}{2} = x$
x intercept $= - \frac{1}{2}$