How do you find the x and y intercept of # 5x + y = −8#?

1 Answer
May 26, 2018

Answer:

x-intercept = #-8/5#
y-intercept = #-8#

Explanation:

Basically when either the x or the y is intercepted, one of them have to equal to zero. For example, when the line crosses the y-axis, x has to equal to zero. Knowing this, we can just simply substitute 0 as x or y and obtain the values

#5x + (0) = -8# #therefore# #5x=-8, x=-8/5#

#(0)+y=-8# #therefore# #y=-8#