# How do you find the x and y intercept of x = - 5?

Jul 23, 2016

$X$-intercept=$- 5$.

$Y$-intercept undefined.

#### Explanation:

Let us remember that the X-intercept of a given line is the Ordinate (i.e., the X-co-ordinate) of the pt. of intersection of the line with the X-axis.

The given line will intersect with the X-axis in the pt.$\left(- 5 , 0\right)$

Hence, X-intercept=$- 5$

We also note that the given line is a vertical line, i.e., $| |$ to $Y -$axis, so, it will not intersect with $Y$-axis, making its $Y$-intercept undefined.