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

##### 1 Answer

Mar 14, 2016

x-intercept -->

#### Explanation:

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

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

NOTE

To simplify calculation, use the improved quadratic formula (Google, Yahoo Search) instead of the classical formula.

Improved formula

Classical formula