# How do you find the intercepts for y= 1/2x-6?

Jun 26, 2018

In order to find the x-intercept and y-intercept of the graph, set $y$ and $x$, respectively, to $0$.

#### Explanation:

Let's find the x-intercept first:

$0 = \frac{1}{2} x - 6$
$6 = \frac{1}{2} x$
$12 = x$
X-Intercept: $\left(12 , 0\right)$

Next, the y-intercept:

$y = \frac{1}{2} \left(0\right) - 6$
$y = - 6$
Y-Intercept: $\left(0 , - 6\right)$

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