# What are the intercepts of y = 3x + 5?

May 22, 2018

x-int = $- \frac{5}{3}$

y-int = 5

#### Explanation:

That is the equation of a line in slope intercept form:

$y = m x + b$

m=slope
b=y-intercept

so y-int = 5

set y = 0 to find the x-intercept:

$y = 3 x + 5$

$0 = 3 x + 5$

$x = - \frac{5}{3}$

x-int = $- \frac{5}{3}$