# How do you find the x and y intercepts of x+3y=-1?

Dec 9, 2016

$\text{x-intercept =-1}$

$\text{y-intercept=-0.33}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{let's write x=0 for y-intercept}$

$0 + 3 y = - 1$

$y = - \frac{1}{3}$

$y = - 0.33$

$\text{let's write y=0 for x-intercept}$

$x + 3 \cdot 0 = - 1$

$x + 0 = - 1$

$x = - 1$