How do you find the x and y intercepts for #Q(x) = 2x^2 / (x^2 - 5x - 6)#?

1 Answer
Mar 12, 2017

Answer:

#y=0#, #x=0#

Explanation:

To find the y-intercept, we set #x=0#. Because the numerator of the expression is an isolated #x^2# term, and because #0^2=0#, the entire answer is #0#.
To find the x-intercept, we set #y=0#. Then, by multiplying both sides by #x^2-5x-6#, #0=2x^2#. #x# is therefore also #0#.

Alternatively, one can graph this function.