# How do you find the x and y intercept given y = -x + 1000?

Mar 19, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

To find the $y$-intercept, set $x$ equal to $0$ and calculate $y$:

$y = - 0 + 1000$

$y = 1000$ or $\left(0 , 1000\right)$

To find the $x$-intercept, set $y$ equal to $0$ and solve for $x$:

$0 = - x + 1000$

$0 + \textcolor{red}{x} = - x + \textcolor{red}{x} + 1000$

$x = 0 + 1000$

$x = 1000$ or $\left(1000 , 0\right)$