## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

$x_{intercept} = (0,5)$ $y_{intercept} = (10,0)$
To find the intercepts, one simply substitutes the opposite variable for zero and then solves the equation. For instance, to find the $x_{intercept}$: $$4x + 2(0) = 20$$ $$4x = 20$$ $$x = 5$$ Now, to find the $y_{intercept}$ we do as follows: $$4(0) + 2y = 20$$ $$2y = 20$$ $$y = 10$$ Once the points are plotted, the line between them is drawn to find the line graph of the original equation.