# What are the intercepts of y=2x-5?

Oct 26, 2015

For the intercepts you set $x = 0$ and $y = 0$ in turns.

#### Explanation:

$x = 0$ gives the $y$-intercept:
$y = 2 \cdot 0 - 5 = - 5 \to \left(0 , - 5\right)$

$y = 0$ gives the $x$-intercept:
$0 = 2 x - 5 \to 2 x = 5 \to x = 2 \frac{1}{2} \to \left(2 \frac{1}{2} , 0\right)$
graph{2x-5 [-4.17, 15.83, -6.56, 3.44]}