# How do you find the x and y intercepts for y= x +5?

Feb 25, 2016

x-intercept : x = - 5
y-intercept: y = 5

#### Explanation:

y = x + 5 , is the equation of a straight line. When this line crosses the y-axis, the corresponding x-coordinate will be zero. Let x = 0 in the equation to find y-intercept.

x = 0 : y = 0 + 5 = 5 → y = 5 is the y-intercept.

Similarly , when the line crosses the x-axis , y will be zero.

y = 0 : x + 5 = 0 → x = - 5 is the x-intercept.