What are the intercepts of #-8x-y=-17#?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2018

Answer:

X-intercept = ( #17/8#, 0) and Y-intercept = (0, 17)

Explanation:

The X-intercept is when Y = 0, so plug in the number 0 for Y to get
-8x - 0 = -17

Simplify to get
-8x = -17

Divide both sides by -8 and you get

x = #17/8#

Then write as a coordinate, ( #17/8#, 0)

For the Y-intercept, X = 0, so plug in the number 0 for X to get.
-y =-17

Divide both sides by -1 to get
y = 17

Then write as a coordinate, (0, 17)