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

Mar 2, 2018

X-intercept = ( $\frac{17}{8}$, 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 = $\frac{17}{8}$

Then write as a coordinate, ( $\frac{17}{8}$, 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)