# SOLUTION: Find the intercepts of -x-y=2 and graph the line.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Graphs Question 618572: Find the intercepts of -x-y=2 and graph the line.Answer by mathgranny(7)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find the intercepts of -x-y=2 and graph the line. The x-intercept is on the x-axis, the point where the line crosses the x-axis. Plot a few points on the x-axis and list the coordinates of the points. Which coordinate is always 0? For points on the x-axis, the second coordinate is 0, so Y = 0. In the above equation set y = 0, and solve for x. -x - y = 2. -x - 0 = 2 -X = 2 S0 +X = -2 (-2, 0) Is the x-intercept which is on the line. TO FIND THE Y - INTERCEPT, SET X = 0 -(0) - Y = 2 -Y = 2 SO +Y = -2 AND THE POINT (0, -2) is on the line. Plot these two points and draw a line through them. You can also find the slope by calculating the rise over the run. Remember that each point that is the intercept has 0 for one coordinate. students sometimes get this backwards. Just remember y-intercept? x = 0 x-intercept ? y = 0