## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

$y=0$; solve for $x$; $x=0$; solve for $y$;
To find the $x$ intercept, we set $y=0$, so that the coordinate becomes $(x,0)$ and solve for $x$. Similarly, to find the $y$ intercept, we set $x=0$, so that the coordinate becomes $(0,y)$ and solve for $y$.