# How do you find the x and y intercepts for y=3/5x-1?

Nov 13, 2015

$x$ intercept: $\left(\frac{5}{3} , 0\right)$,

$y$ intercept: $\left(0 , - 1\right)$.

#### Explanation:

These are the points in which the line crosses the axis.

The intercept with the $x$ axis is a point whose $y$ coordinate is zero, so

$0 = \frac{3}{5} x - 1 \to \frac{3}{5} x = 1 \to x = \frac{5}{3}$

The intercept with the $y$ axis is a point whose $x$ coordinate is zero, so

$y = \frac{3}{5} \cdot 0 - 1 = - 1$