How do you find the x and y intercept of #4x + y = – 8#?

1 Answer
Jul 31, 2016

Answer:

# -2 and -8, resp.#

Explanation:

We recall that, when an eqn. of a line is in the form # : x/a+y/b=1#,

known as Intercept Form of Line, #a# is the #X#-intercpt, and,

#b#, the #Y#-intercept.

We rewrite # : 4x+y=-8# by dividing throught by #-8# to get,

# x/-2+y/-8=1#, giving the intercepts as readily obtained by, Justin Y. , Sir!