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

Dec 28, 2015

$x$ intercept is $- 2$ and $y$ intercept is $2$.

Explanation:

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times} y = x + 2$

For $y = 0$,
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times} x + 2 = 0$
$\implies x + 2 \textcolor{red}{- 2} = 0 \textcolor{red}{- 2}$
$\implies x = - 2$

For $x = 0$,
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times} y = 0 + 2$
$\implies y = 2$

$x$ intercept is $- 2$ and $y$ intercept is $2$.