How do you find the x and y intercepts for #y=3x-6#?

1 Answer

Answer:

x-intercept #a=2#
y-intercept #b=-6#

Explanation:

Given equation of the line #y=3x-6#

To find the x-intercept a, we set y=0, then solve for x

that is

#y=3x-6#

#0=3x-6#

#6=3x#

#6/3=(3x)/3#

#6/3=(cancel3x)/cancel3#

#x=2# and this is a

so #a=2#

from the format of the equation #y=mx+b#
We can see right away the y-intercept b

y-intercept #b=-6#

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