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

Geometry  MathMate, Monday, August 29, 2011 at 6:58pm
The xintercept is the value of x when y=0.
Thus, xintercept is obtained by solving:
0=2x+8, or x=4
Similarly, the yintercept 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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