# Find the Intercepts Worksheets

How to Find the x and y Intercepts of the Line Based on the Equation of the Line - There are several ways of finding the x or y-intercept of a line. In mathematics, it said that every line, curve, or even a single dot that is drawn on the graph, has an equation. Beginning with a dot, or a point, their equations are pretty simple, consisting of just two coordinated (x and y). However, as we move further to linear and curvy linear equations, things become complex. If we talk about finding the x and y-intercepts of a line through the equation of the line itself, it is pretty simple. Let us see how. There is a simple technique that is followed to solve for both these intercepts. The concept says that the x-intercept of a line is a point on the x-axis through which the line passes. Similarly, the y-intercept of a line is a point on the y-axis through which the line passes. So, given that on the x-axis, the value of y-coordinate will always be equal to zero no matter how far we go on either end. When we are solving for the x-intercept, we just consider the y-coordinate of the equation as zero and solve for x. In the case of solving for the y-intercept, we consider the x-coordinate to be zero and solve for y.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates the concept of x and y intercepts. Practice problems are provided. An intercept is a point where a line meets an axis. The x-intercept is the point where the line meets the x-axis. The y-intercept is the point where the line meets the y-axis.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Explores how to use an algebraic equation to determine intercepts. Practice problems are provided.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Find the x and y intercepts of the line. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features another 20 Find the Intercepts problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 Find the Intercepts problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.

• ### Topic Quiz

10 Find the Intercepts problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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