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

Mar 24, 2018

The intercepts are $\left(- 2 , 0\right)$ and $\left(0 , 4\right)$

#### Explanation:

To find the x intercept put $y = 0$ and solve for x
To find the y intercept put $x = 0$ and solve for y

At $y = 0$ , $x = - 2$
At $x = 0$ , $y = 4$

So the intercepts are $\left(- 2 , 0\right)$ and $\left(0 , 4\right)$

Mar 24, 2018

The $x$-intercept is $\left(- 2 , 0\right)$ and the $y$-intercept is $\left(0 , 4\right)$.

#### Explanation:

The $x$-intercept is the value of $x$ when $y$ is $0$. Similarly, the $y$-intercept is the value of $y$ when $x$ is $0$.

So

$x$-intercept $\implies 2 x - y = - 4$

$\implies 2 x - 0 = - 4$

$\implies x = - 2$

and

$y$-intercept: $\implies 2 x - y = - 4$

$\implies 2 \left(0\right) - y = - 4$

$\implies y = 4$