# How do you find the x and y intercepts for # y = x^2 – 6x + 5#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 18, 2016

#### Answer:

y = 5

x = 1 and x = 5

#### Explanation:

To find y-intercept, make x = 0 --> y = 5.

To find x-intercepts, make y = 0 and solve the quadratic equation:

Since a + b + c = 0, use shortcut. One real root is (x = 1) and the other is (x = c/a = 5)