# How do you find x and y intercepts of #x+2y-8#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"this is the general equation of a straight line but should"#

#"be equal to zero"#

#•color(white)(x)Ax+By+C=0larrcolor(blue)"general form"#

#rArrx+2y-8=0#

#"to find the x and y intercepts "#

#• " let x = 0, in the equation for y-intercept"#

#• " let y = 0, in the equation for x-intercept"#

#x=0to0+2y=8rArry=4larrcolor(red)"y-intercept"#

#y=0tox+0=8rArrx=8larrcolor(red)"x-intercept"#

graph{y+1/2x-4=0 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}