**Example 1**:

The

*x*-intercept of the line ST is

*Solution:*The

*x*-coordinate for the point of intersection of the straight line with*x*-axis is -0.4.Therefore the

*x*-intercept of the line ST is –0.4.**Example 2**:

Find the

*x*-intercept of the straight line 2*x*+ 3*y*+ 6 = 0.

*Solution:*2

*x*+ 3*y*+ 6 = 0At

*x*-intercept,*y*= 02

*x*+ 3(0) + 6 = 02

*x*= –6*x*= –3

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Example 3

Example 3

What is the

*y*-intercept of the straight line 12*x*– 15*y*= 60?

Solution:Solution:

12

*x*– 15*y*= 60At

*y*-intercept,*x*= 012(0) – 15

*y*= 60– 15

*y*= 60*y*= –4