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Math Worksheet-Intercepts

# Math Worksheet-Intercepts

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Math worksheet on Intercepts. The worksheet includes notes, solved problems and practice problems.
Math worksheet on Intercepts. The worksheet includes notes, solved problems and practice problems.

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02/19/2013

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Intercepts
The x-intercept is the point where the line crosses the x-axis. It is found by setting y = 0and solving the resulting equation. The y-intercept is the point where the line crossesthe y-axis. It is found by setting x = 0 and solving the resulting equation.May be graphed on the x, y plane as this equation:y = mx + bThis equation is called the slope-intercept form for a line.The graph of this equation is a straight line.The slope of the line is m.The line crosses the y-axis at b.The point where the line crosses the y-axis is called the y-intercept.The x, y coordinates for the y-intercept are (0, b).
Example: 1
Graph the equation x - 2y = 4.Solution:To find the x-intercept, set y = 0. This yields x - 2 0 = 4, or x = 4. So the x-intercept is(4,0).To find the y-intercept, set x = 0. This yields 0 - 2y = 4, or y = - 2. So the y-intercept is (0,- 2). Plotting these two points and connecting them with a straight lineyields
Example: 2
Find the x and y intercepts of the equation 3x + 4y = 12.Solution:To find the x-intercept, set y = 0 and solve for x.

3x + 4( 0 ) = 123x + 0 = 123x = 12x = 12/3x = 4To find the y-intercept, set x = 0 and solve for y.3( 0 ) + 4y = 120 + 4y = 124y = 12y = 12/4y = 3Therefore, the x-intercept is ( 4, 0 ) and the y-intercept is ( 0, 3 ).

Practice Question
1) Find the x and y intercepts of the equation 2x - 3y = -6.A) (3,0) and (2,0)B) (-3,0) and (0,2)C) (0,3) and (0,2)D) (0,-3) and (-2,0)2) Find the x and y intercepts of the equation ( -3/4 )x + 12y = 9A) (12,0) and (0,4)B) (-12,0) and (0,3/4)C) (0,12) and (4,0)D) (9,2) and (0,1/4)3) Find the x and y intercepts of the equation -2x + ( 1/2 )y = -3.A) (3,0) and (0,6)B) (3/2,0) and (6,0)C) (3/2,0) and (0,-6)D) (3/2,1) and (1,6)4) Find the x and y-intercept of the equation 3x + 9y = 9A) (3,0) and (0,1)B) (-3,0) and (0,-1)C) (4,0) and (0,2)D) (5,0) and (0,-1)