Algebra
posted by Celina on .
Here's the question I'm having trouble with:
Tell how you would identify the intercepts for the graph of the equation:
3x + 6y = 18
I'm not exactly sure how you would find the intercepts from this equation.
Thanks!

would you know how to find them if you put it into y=mx+b form?

Yes! I see, I didn't really think of it that way until after I posted the message. Thank you!

lol wow i actually helped ?!
i was just guessing .. im only in grade 11 anyways 
If they are written in the form you have, it is often very easy to find
remember to find the xintercept you let y=0 and to
find the yintercept you let the x=0
of course letting some variable equal to zero makes that term disappear.
so to let x=0, block out the x term with your little finger, what do you see?
6y = 18, then y = 3
for the xintercept, block out the yterm with your little finger and ...
x = 6
this works really neat if the x and y coefficients both divide evenly into the constant