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8-111.

Kristen loves shortcuts. She figured out that she can find

*x*- and*y*-intercepts for any line without graphing! For example, she knows that the*x*-intercept for 5*x*− 3*y*= 15 is (3, 0) just by examining the rule. Homework Help ✎What is her shortcut?

Does this shortcut work for the

*y*-intercept? Try it and then test your result by changing 5*x*− 3*y*= 15 into*y*=*mx*+*b*form.Use this shortcut to find the

*x*- and*y*-intercepts of 3*x*− 2*y*= 24.

She knew the *x*-intercept occured when *y* = 0.

5(0) − 3*y* = 15

3*x* − 2(0) = 24 3(0) − 2*y* = 24