# What are the intercepts of -y=6(x+8)?

Nov 6, 2015

x-intercept =color(green)( -8
y-intercept = color(green)(-48

#### Explanation:

graph{y = -6(x+8) [-65.9, 65.73, -52.5, 16.1]}

An intercept is where a line crosses an axis.

First you multiply both sides by $- 1$ so $y = - 6 \left(x + 8\right)$.

Next set $y = 0$ to find the x-intercept .
$0 = - 6 \left(x + 8\right)$

distribute $- 6$
0 = -6x-48

and solve for x
$48 = - 6 x$
color(green)(x = -8

To find the y-intercept , set $x = 0$ and solve.

$y = 6 \left(0\right) - 48$
color(green)(y = -48