How do you find the x and y intercept given #6x - 3y = -10#?

1 Answer
Apr 14, 2018

Answer:

#color(blue)("x-intercept = -(5/3), y-intercept = 10/3"#

Explanation:

By substituting the value of x & y with zero, one can get the y and x intercepts respectively.

#6x - 3y = -10#

Let x = 0,

Then, #color(red)(cancel(6 * 0)) - 3 y = -10#

#:. y = 10/3#

Similarly, #6 x - color(red)(cancel(3 * 0)) = -10#

#x = -10/6 = -5/3#

#:. color(blue)("x-intercept = -(5/3), y-intercept = 10/3"#