# SOLUTION: How would i solve this linear equation? x+3y=6 using intercepts and checkpoints?

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 Question 255102: How would i solve this linear equation? x+3y=6 using intercepts and checkpoints?Answer by richwmiller(9143)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is an equation in two variables. As such it can't be solved for x and y at the same time. We can find pairs of x and y that satisfy the equation. Pick an x and solve for y the two best are usually when x=0 and when y=0 if x=0 y=2 (0,2) when y=0 x=6 (6,0) Plot those points and draw a line connecting them.