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## Homework Statement

I am trying to determine the

*x*- and

*y*-intercepts of the line 3

*x*– 5

*y*+ 15 = 0.

## Homework Equations

standard form

## The Attempt at a Solution

:[/B]To find the x-intercept (where the line crosses the x-axis), substitute 0 in for y:

3x + 5y + 15 = 0 (substituted 0 in for y)

3x + 5(0) + 15 = 0 (multiply 5 by 0)

3x + 15 = 0 (Next ,subtract 15 from both sides)

3x = -15 (divided both sides by 3)

x = -5

x-intercept = -5.

I will use this method to solve for the y-intercept.

To find the y-intercept (where the line crosses the y-axis), substitute 0 in for x:

3x + 5y + 15 = 0 (substituted 0 in for x)

3(0) + 5y + 15 = 0 (multiply 3 by 0)

5y + 15 = 0 (Next ,subtract 15 from both sides)

5y = -15 (divided both sides by 5)

y = -3

y-intercept = -3

I'm pretty sure I did it correct but i just want to be sure I understand what I'm doing and answering it correctly. Also can you guys tell me if my way is like clear, as in you can understand it. Thx a lot :)