How do you find the x and y intercepts for #y=3x+2#?

1 Answer
Apr 13, 2018

Answer:

The #y#-intercept is #2#
The #x#-intercept is #-2/3#

Explanation:

Since #y=3x+2# is in the form #y=mx+b#, the #y#-intercept must be #b#, or #2#. To find the #x#-intercept, set #y# to #0#.
#0=3x+2# Isolate #x# and its coefficient.
#3x=-2# Isolate #x#
#x=-2/3#
Therefore the #x#-intercept is #-2/3#