# What are the intercepts of x-5y=9?

Mar 9, 2018

#x intercept 9, y intercept -(9/5)

#### Explanation:

To find the x-intercept of a given linear equation, plug in 0 for 'y' and solve for 'x'.

To find the y-intercept, plug 0 in for 'x' and solve for 'y'.

$x - 5 y = 9$
graph{(x-9) / 5 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

From the graph, $x$ intercept $= 9$ when $y = 0$

$y$ intercept $= - \frac{9}{5} = - 1.8$ when $x = 0$