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

Mar 12, 2017

$y = 0$, $x = 0$
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 ${x}^{2} - 5 x - 6$, $0 = 2 {x}^{2}$. $x$ is therefore also $0$.