**Graphing Linear Equations using Intercepts**

You can graph linear equation using different methods. One of the easiest methods to use is the intercepts methods. The intercepts methods require that you know the x and y intercepts of your equation. If you recall from the previous lesson, to find x-int you need to plug in 0 for y in the equation. To find y-int you need to plug in 0 for x in the equation. Once you have your x and y intercept plot them on a coordinate plane. **REMEMBER:** x-int this is the point where the graph crosses the x-axis, y-int is the point where the graph crosses the y-axis.

**Try the Following Example**

Graph the following linear equation: 2x +4y = 8

Step 1: Find the x-int (plug in 0 for y)

2x + 4(0) = 8

2x=8

x=4 (**x-int=4**)

Step 2: Find the y-int (plug in 0 for x)

2(0) + 4y = 8

4y=8

y=2 (**y-int=2**)

**Video: Graphing a line using Intercepts**

**Video: Graphing a line using slope-intercept**

**To Learn More**

Visit math.com or **click here**