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

Jul 31, 2016

$- 2 \mathmr{and} - 8 , r e s p .$

Explanation:

We recall that, when an eqn. of a line is in the form $: \frac{x}{a} + \frac{y}{b} = 1$,

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

$b$, the $Y$-intercept.

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

$\frac{x}{-} 2 + \frac{y}{-} 8 = 1$, giving the intercepts as readily obtained by, Justin Y. , Sir!