# How do you find the x and y intercepts for #x+3y=-1#?

##### 1 Answer

The explanation is given below.

#### Explanation:

There are a couple of ways you can find the intercepts. Let us see both.

**Method 1:**

On the

The

On the

The

**Method 2:**

Another method which is quite useful when the equation of line is given in the standard for such as our problem is to write the equation in the intercept form.

The intercept form is

Divide by

Our

And

As you can see we get the same result as the first method.

The final choice of method is yours.