Question 3

Solution

To find the x-intercept, set y = 0 and solve for x.

-2x + ( 1/2 )( 0 ) = -3 -2x + 0 = -3 -2x = -3 x = -3/( -2 ) x = 3/2

To find the y-intercept, set x = 0 and solve for y.

-2( 0 ) + ( 1/2 )y = -3 0 + ( 1/2 )y = -3 ( 1/2 )y = -3 y = -3/( 1/2 ) y = -6

Therefore, the x-intercept is ( 3/2, 0 ) and the y-intercept is ( 0, -6 ).

The graph of the line looks like this: