# Finding Intercepts of a Linear Equation

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Errors in this video:

At about the 1:14 mark, the teacher says where does the line cross the y intercept; he should say where does it cross the y axis.

At about the 2:39 mark, the teacher says where it crosses the x intercept; he should have said the x axis.

At about the 2:50 mark, the teacher says that it crosses where x=2.5; he should have said -2.5.

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to find the x and y intercepts of a linear equation using a graph, a table, and an equation. The y intercept is the point where the graph crosses the y-axis, and the x intercept is the point where the graph crosses the x-axis. In a table, the x intercept occurs when the y value is zero and the y intercept occurs when the x value is zero. When given an equation, you can find the x and y intercepts by plugging in zero for the corresponding variable and solving for the other variable.

Lesson Description:

How to find the x and y intercepts of a graph table and equation

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