# How do you find the x and y intercepts for y = -0.8x - 5?

Jun 24, 2018

$x = - 6.25 , y = - 5$

#### Explanation:

$\text{plug in 0 for}$ $y$

$\therefore y = - 0.8 x - 5$

$\therefore 0 = - 0.8 x - 5$

$- 0.8 x = 5$

$\therefore x = \frac{5}{-} 0.8$

$\therefore x = - 6.25$

$\text{plug in 0 for}$ $x$

$\therefore y = - 0.8 \left(0\right) - 5$

$\therefore y = - 5$