# How do you find the intercepts for -2y + 16x = -4?

Nov 7, 2015

y-intercept = 2
x-intercept = -1/4

#### Explanation:

Plug zero into x and y, respectively.

let $x = 0$

−2y+16(0)=−4

−2y=−4

$y = 2$ This is the y-intercept

Now let $y = 0$

−2(0)+16x=−4

16x=−4

$x = - \frac{1}{4}$ This is the x-intercept