# How do you graph using the intercepts for y=-6x-9?

Mar 15, 2016

Set $y = 0$ and $x = 0$ to find the intercepts, then draw a line between the points. This one should be facing down and right.

#### Explanation:

Set $x = 0$ for the y intercept

$y = - 6 \cdot 0 - 9$

$y = - 9$

Mark the point on the $y$ axis with value 9

Set $y = 0$ for the x intercept

$0 = - 6 x - 9$

$6 x = - 9$

$x = - \frac{9}{6}$

$x = - 1.5$

Mark the point on the $x$ axis with value -1.5

Now draw a line between these two points.