How do you find the x and y intercepts of #x+4y=8#?

1 Answer
Sep 26, 2016

Answer:

x-int = 8
y-int = 2

Explanation:

An intercept is a point in the axis of interest at which the line passes through. Since the value of the other variable at the axis is 0, simply substitute 0 to the other variable to get the desired intercept

To get the x-intercept, substitute 0 to y,

#x + 4y = 8#

#=> x + 4(0) = 8#

#=> x = 8#


Similarly, substitute 0 to x to get the y intercept

#x + 4y = 8#

#=> 0 + 4y = 8#

#=> y = 2#