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

Feb 7, 2016

$y = 1 , x = 1$

#### Explanation:

Here is a graph of the equation:
graph{1-x [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

We can see the y-intercept is given where $x = 0$ and the x-intercept is given where $y = 0$,

So if we set $y = 0$ we get:
$x + 0 = 1 \to x = 1$

And similarly, $x = 0$
$0 + y = 1 \to y = 1$

Thus we have our intercepts at:

$y = 1 , x = 1$