Definition

Example Problem
Find the x and y intercepts of the equation 3x + 4y = 12. 
Solution
To find the xintercept, set y = 0 and solve for x.
To find the yintercept, set x = 0 and solve for y.
Therefore, the xintercept is
( 4, 0 ) and the yintercept The graph of the line looks like this: 
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