# What are the intercepts of #2y-8x=5#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 6, 2016

#### Explanation:

2y - 8x = 5 is a linear equation ie. a straight line.

when the line crosses the x-axis the y- coordinate will be zero

by substituting y = 0 into the equation we will find the corresponding x- coordinate.

y = 0 : - 8x = 5

In the same way when the line crosses the y-axis the x-coordinate will be zero

now substitute x = 0 into the equation.

x = 0 : 2y = 5