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

May 10, 2017

$\text{x-intercept: } 8$
$\text{y-intercept: } 2$

Explanation:

$\text{we write y=0 to find x-intercept .}$

$x + 4 y = 8$
$x + 4 \cdot 0 = 8$
$x + 0 = 8$
$x = 8$

$\text{we write x=0 to find y-intercept .}$

$x + 4 y = 8$
$0 + 4 y = 8$
$4 y = 8$
$y = \frac{8}{4}$

$y = 2$