What are the intercepts of -8y-6x=1?

Jan 19, 2016

x-intercept is $= - \frac{1}{6}$

y-intercept is $= - \frac{1}{8}$

Explanation:

$- 8 y - 6 x = 1$
$- 6 x - 8 y = 1$

The given equation is in the form
$a x + b y = c$

In such case its -

x-intercept is $= \frac{c}{a} = \frac{1}{- 6} = - \frac{1}{6}$

y-intercept is $= \frac{c}{b} = \frac{1}{- 8} = - \frac{1}{8}$