Posted by **Kara** on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 5:56pm.

Find the x- and y- intercepts for each equations. What is the x- and y- intercepts?

y= -2x + 8

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**MathMate**, Monday, August 29, 2011 at 6:58pm
The x-intercept is the value of x when y=0.

Thus, x-intercept is obtained by solving:

0=-2x+8, or x=4

Similarly, the y-intercept can be obtained from

y=-2(0)+8, or y=8

So the intercepts are (4,0),(0,8).

The equation can also be written in the intercept form:

x/4 + y/8 = 1

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