Name: Cassandra Who is asking: Student Level: Secondary
Question: 3x=y Thank You Hi Cassandra,
"Find the X and Y intercepts" means find the points where the graph crosses the Xaxis and the Yaxis. I want to first consider a different equation, y = 2x + 6, with the same instructions, find the X and Y intercepts.
If we now consider your original equation, y = 3x then substituting x = 0 gives y = 0 and thus the Yintercept is 0. Likewise substituting y = 0 gives x = 0 and thus the Xintercept is also 0. To see why this is true plot the graph of y = 3x.
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