# How do you find the x and y intercepts of y=-2?

May 24, 2017

There is no $x$-intercept.

The $y$-intercept is $\left(0 , - 2\right)$

#### Explanation:

The line $y = - 2$ is a horizontal line.
It passes through the $y$-axis at $\left(0 , - 2\right)$

The value of $y$ stays the same, regardless of which $x$-value is used.

There is no $x$- intercept, because:

• the line is horizontal
• on the $x$-axis, $y = 0$, this is not possible because $y = - 2$
May 24, 2017

There is no x intercept if the line is y only

#### Explanation:

There is a straight, horizontal line going across the graph at y=-2. Therefore, the y intercept is -2