What are the intercepts of #2y-8x=5#?

1 Answer
Jan 6, 2016

Answer:

# x = - (5/8 ) #

# y = 5/2 #

Explanation:

2y - 8x = 5 is a linear equation ie. a straight line.

when the line crosses the x-axis the y- coordinate will be zero

by substituting y = 0 into the equation we will find the corresponding x- coordinate.

y = 0 : - 8x = 5

# rArr x = - (5/8 ) #

In the same way when the line crosses the y-axis the x-coordinate will be zero

now substitute x = 0 into the equation.

x = 0 : 2y = 5

# rArr y = 5/2 #