# How do you find the intercepts for 2x-4y=12?

##### 1 Answer
Jul 6, 2015

You find the $y$-intercept by setting $x = 0$ and vice versa.
But you may first divide everything by $2$

#### Explanation:

$\to x - 2 y = 6$

$y$-intercept:
$0 - 4 y = 12 \to y = \frac{12}{-} 4 = - 3 \to \left(0 , - 3\right)$

$x$-intercept:
$x - 2 \cdot 0 = 6 \to x = 6 \to \left(6 , 0\right)$
graph{0.5*x-3 [-6.04, 13.96, -6.88, 3.12]}