What are the intercepts of the line #8x + 6y = 12#?

1 Answer
Sep 25, 2015

Answer:

x-intercept is #3/2#

y-intercept is #2#

Explanation:

The x-intercept is the value of #x# when #y=0#
#color(white)("XXX")8x+6(0) = 12#
#color(white)("XXX")rarr 8x = 12#
#color(white)("XXX")rarr x = 12/8 =3/2#

The y-intercept is the value of #y# when #x=0#
#color(white)("XXX")8(0)+6y = 12#
#color(white)("XXX")rarr6y = 12#
#color(white)("XXX")rarry = 12/6 = 2#