How do you find the x and y intercepts for x +5y=0?

Jan 7, 2016

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Explanation:

We have to write the equation in the form:
$y = f \left(x\right)$

$5 y = - x$

$y = - \frac{x}{5}$

The $x$ intercept it's the point where:

$y = 0$

then

$- \frac{x}{5} = 0$

$x = 0$

The $y$ intercept is the point where:

$x = 0$

then:
$y = - \frac{0}{5} = 0$

in this case we have a line through the axis origin