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

Jul 19, 2015

The x-intercept is $- 2$.
The y-intercept is $2$.

#### Explanation:

The equation $y = x + 2$, which is the slope-intercept form for a linear equation $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope, and $b$ is the y-intercept. Therefore the y-intercept for $y = x + 2$ is $2$.

The x-intercept is the value of $x$ when $y = 0$.

$0 = x + 2$

$- 2 = x$

$x = - 2$