# How do you graph 5x+3y=-15 using intercepts?

Mar 14, 2017

Firstly, familiarise yourself with what kind of graph this is. For example, this is a linear graph with the formula $y = a x + c$.

Secondly, find the x-intercept(s) when $y = 0$,
$5 x = - 15$
$x = - 3$

Thirdly, find the y-intercept(s) when $x = 0$,
$3 y = - 15$
$y = - 5$

Finally, plot this 2 points on the graph and connect them together.