How do you find the intercepts of the equation:

-x + 2y = 4

-x + 2y = 4

To find the x-intercept, put 0 in for y:

-x + 2y = 4

-x + 2(0) = 4 {substituted 0 in for y}

-x = 4 {multiplied 2 by 0}

x = -4 {divided both sides by -1}

**x-intercept is -4.......coordinates are (-4,0)**

To find the y-intercept, put 0 in for x:

-x + 2y = 4

-(0) + 2y = 4 {substituted 0 in for x}

2y = 4 {simplified}

y = 2 {divided both sides by 2}

**y-intercept is 2......coordinates are (0,2)**

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