What are the intercepts of -3x-8y=4?

Jan 14, 2016

$x = - \frac{4}{3}$
$y = - \frac{1}{2}$

Explanation:

When the line crosses the x-axis the y-coordinate at this point will be zero. By letting y = 0 we get the x-coordinate.

y= 0: -3x = 4 $\Rightarrow x = - \frac{4}{3}$

Similarly when the line crosses the y-axis the x-coordinate at this point will be zero. By letting x = 0 we get the y-coordinate.

x = 0 : -8y = 4 $\Rightarrow y = - \frac{1}{2}$