How do you find the intercepts for #x + 2y = 10#?

1 Answer
Jun 12, 2015

Answer:

To find the x intercept set #y=0# in your equation then solve for #x#.
To find the y intercept set #x=0# in your equation then solve for #y#.

Explanation:

Given #x+2y = 10#

x-intercept
set #y=0#
#color(white)("XXXX")##x +2(0)=10#
#color(white)("XXXX")##x = 10#

y-intercept
set #x=0#
#color(white)("XXXX")##(0) + 2y = 10#
#color(white)("XXXX")##y = 5#

The x intercept is 10.
The y intercept is 5.