# What are the intercepts of #-3x-8y=4#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 14, 2016

#x = -4/3 #

#y = -1/2 #

#### Explanation:

When the line crosses the x-axis the y-coordinate at this point will be zero. By letting y = 0 we get the x-coordinate.

y= 0: -3x = 4

#rArr x = -4/3 # Similarly when the line crosses the y-axis the x-coordinate at this point will be zero. By letting x = 0 we get the y-coordinate.

x = 0 : -8y = 4

#rArr y = -1/2#