# How do you find the intercepts for y=8x-3?

##### 1 Answer
Mar 25, 2016

$x = \frac{3}{8} , y = - 3$

#### Explanation:

This is the equation of a line. When the line crosses the x - axis , the y-coordinate will be zero. Substitute y = 0 into the equation to find x-intercept.

hence: 8x - 3 = 0 → 8x = 3 → x $= \frac{3}{8}$

Similarly, when the line crosses the y-axis , x-coord will be zero.

hence: y = 8(0) - 3 = 0 - 3 = -3
graph{8x-3 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}