How do you find the x and y intercept of #2x-8y=24#?

1 Answer
Mar 14, 2017

Answer:

#(12,0)#
#(0,-3)#

Explanation:

To find the #x#-intercept, we set #y=0#.
Thus,

#2x-8(0)=24#, and #2x=24#, so #x=12#. The point is therefore #(12, 0)#.

To find the #y#-intercept, we set #x=0#.
Thus,

#2(0)-8y=24#, and #-8y=24#, so #y=-3#. The point is therefore #(0, -3)#.