# How do you find the intercepts for 2x − y = 8?

Mar 29, 2018

color(blue)(( 0,-8)

color(blue)(( 4,0)

#### Explanation:

$2 x - y = 8$

The y axis intercept occurs where $x = 0$:

$2 \left(0\right) - y = 8$

$- y = 8$

$y = - 8$

Coordinates:

color(blue)((0,-8)

The x axis intercept occurs where $y = 0$

$2 x - \left(0\right) = 8$

$2 x = 8$

$x = \frac{8}{2} = 4$

Coordinates:

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