Posted by **barb** on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 1:50pm.

I am having trouble finding the x and y intercepts in this equation. Can someone please help me?

y=-5-5x

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**Quidditch**, Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 3:09pm
The y intercept is where the line intercepts the y axis. So, it occurs when x = 0. Plug the value of 0 into your equation. What do you get?

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**Quidditch**, Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 3:12pm
The x intercept occurs where the line intercepts the x axis. The value of y at that point is 0. If you substitute 0 for y in your equation, what does x then equal?

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