How do you find the x and y intercept given 2x+5y=3 ?

Oct 31, 2015

Plug in zero for each variable.

Explanation:

The x-intercept is the value of x when y=0, so plug in zero for y, and solve.

$2 x + 5 \left(0\right) = 3$
$2 x = 3$
$x = \frac{3}{2}$

Now, do the same to find the y-intercept by plugging in zero for x.

$2 \left(0\right) + 5 y = 3$
$5 y = 3$
$y = \frac{3}{5}$