# How do you find the x and y intercept of y =x-14?

May 8, 2018

x-intercept: $\left(14 , 0\right)$
y-intercept: $\left(0 , - 14\right)$

#### Explanation:

x-intercept: (x-value, 0) rarr Where the graph intersects the x-axis

y-intercept: (y-value, 0) rarr Where the graph intersects the y-axis

Since the equation is in slope-intercept form ($y = m x + b \rightarrow m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept), the y-intercept is $\left(0 , b\right)$

The y-intercept is $\left(0 , - 14\right)$.

To find the x-intercept, plug in $0$ for $y$ and solve for $x$:

$0 = x - 14$

$x = 14$

$\left(14 , 0\right)$