# What are the intercepts of -15y-23x=8?

Feb 20, 2016

$x = - \frac{8}{23}$
$y = - \frac{8}{15}$

#### Explanation:

This is the equation of a straight line. When the line crosses the x-axis , the corresponding y-coordinate will be zero. By letting y=0 and substituting into equation will give x=intercept.

y = 0 : - 23x = 8 $\Rightarrow x = - \frac{8}{23}$

Similarly for when the line crosses the y-axis. Let x = 0.

x = 0 : - 15y = 8 $\Rightarrow y = - \frac{8}{15}$