QUIZ #2 SOLUTIONS
Suppose you have a straight line containing the points (-1,7) and (2,-5).
Using the point-slope form: y-7=-4(x+1). Alternative, y-(-5)=-4(x-2). In either case, the formula can be simplified to y=-4x+3 if you wish.
Setting y=0, we get 0=-4x+3, 4x=3, x=3/4. So the x-intercept is the point (3/4,0).
Setting x=0, we get y=3. So the y-intercept is the point (0,3).