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

May 26, 2018

x-intercept = $- \frac{8}{5}$
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

$5 x + \left(0\right) = - 8$ $\therefore$ $5 x = - 8 , x = - \frac{8}{5}$

$\left(0\right) + y = - 8$ $\therefore$ $y = - 8$