# How do you graph 5x+y=5 using the intercepts?

Nov 4, 2014

By setting $y = 0$, we can find the $x$-intercept.

$5 x + \left(0\right) = 5 \implies x = 1$

By setting $x = 0$, we can find the $y$-intercept.

$5 \left(0\right) + y = 5 \implies y = 5$.

Plot the intercepts we found above:

Connect those intercepts by a straight line.

The line in red is the graph of $5 x + y = 5$.

I hope that this was helpful.