# How do you find the x and y intercept given y = 7/8x + 10?

Apr 12, 2018

To find the y-intercept, substitute $0$ for $x$:
$y = \frac{7}{8} \left(0\right) + 10$
$y = 10$
The y-intercept is $10$.

To find the x-intercept, substitute $0$ for $y$:
$0 = \frac{7}{8} x + 10$
$\frac{7}{8} x = - 10$
$x = - 10 \cdot \frac{8}{7}$
$x = - \frac{80}{7}$
The x-intercept is $- \frac{80}{7}$.