# What is the x and y intercept for x - 2y = 8?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 15, 2015

#### Explanation:

For a general equation of a line written in point-slope form

#color(blue)(y = mx + b)#

the

In your case, you have

#x - 2y = 8#

You can rearrange this equation into slope-point form if you want

#-2y = -x + 8#

#y = 1/2x - 4#

So, for the

#y = 1/2x -4 = 0#

#1/2x = 4 implies x = 8#

The

For the

#y = 1/2 * (0) - 4#

#y = -4#

The

graph{1/2x - 4 [-14.24, 14.24, -7.12, 7.12]}