How do you graph #2x-y=6# using intercepts?

1 Answer
Apr 2, 2017

Answer:

#x-#intercept: #(3, 0)#
#y-#intercept: #(0, -6)#

Explanation:

To find #x-#intercepts set #y = 0# and solve for #x#:
#2x - 0 = 6#
#2x = 6#
#x = 6/2 = 3#
#x-#intercept is #(3, 0)#

To find #y-#intercepts, set #x = 0# and solve for #y#:
#-y = 6#
#y = -6#
#y-#intercept is #(0, -6)#

Plot these two points and draw a line that goes through them:

graph{2x-6 [-8.96, 11.04, -7.4, 2.6]}