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2-70.

Sometimes the quickest and easiest two points to use to graph a line that is not in slope-intercept form are the *x*- and *y*-intercepts. Find the *x*- and *y*-intercepts for the two lines below and then use them to graph each line. Write the coordinates of the *x*- and *y*-intercepts on your graph. Homework Help ✎

*x*− 2*y*= 43

*x*+ 6*y*= 24

The *y*-intercept is the value of *y* when *x* is 0.

To find the *y*-intercept, substitute 0 for *x* and evaluate.

0 − 2*y* = 4

−2*y* = 4

*y* = −2

The *y*-intercept is (0, −2). Now do the same for the *x*-intercept, but substitute 0 for *y* instead.

Plot the two intercepts and draw the line to connect them.

Label the intercept points.