These worksheets will teach your students how to correctly find and graph x- and y-intercepts.

#### When we want to better understand the nature of an equation we often graph a line of the equation. Where ever that line hits the zero value of x-axis is referred to as the X intercept. Where the line touches the zero value of y-axis is referred to as Y intercept. The thing to keep in mind is that you already know the value of one of the coordinates when we are talking about intercepts. If you are look for the X intercept, the value of the x coordinate must be zero. The same holds true for the Y intercept (the y coordinate is zero). The goal of this set is to help kids work on identifying the x- and y-intercepts for given algebraic expressions, then placing those points on a graph. Students will also determine values given specific intercept points.

These worksheets demonstrate the concept of both X and Y intercepts, we concentrate most of our time on how to identify the x and y intercept and plot them on a graph.

# Print X and Y Intercepts Worksheets

## Meet the Skill

Follow the steps to find the x- and y- intercepts of the equation, then graph them: 2x - y = 5

## Try the Skill

Follow the steps to answer the following question: What should be the value of m so that the y- intercept of the line 2x + my = 9 is - 1?

## Practice the Skill

For each equation and corresponding graph, find the x- and y- intercepts of the equation and graph them.

## Practice the Skill Twice

For each problem, find the x- and y- intercepts of the following equations. Example: 6x - 49y = 77

## Show the Skill

Evaluate each of the following 8 statements. Example: What should be the value of m so that the x- intercept of the line mx - 3y = -4 is 2?

## Warm Up

Evaluate each of the following 3 statements. Example: Find the area of a triangle enclosed by the line x - y = 1 and the coordinate axes.