## ashleyb 3 years ago What are the x– and y–intercepts of the graph of y = x^2 + x – 6?

1. waterineyes

For finding x intercept, Put y = 0 And for finding y intercept, Put x = 0..

2. waterineyes

So: for finding x intercept you will put y = 0 that is: \[x^2 + x - 6 = 0\] Try to factor this equation and you will get two values of x..

3. waterineyes

Tell me what is your factors to this equation??

4. waterineyes

*are

5. ashleyb

to factor it i would fing two numbers that multiply to -6 and add to 0?

6. waterineyes

7. ashleyb

okay

8. waterineyes

Solving or not??

9. ashleyb

-2 and 3 are my factors

10. waterineyes

Then you are pretty correct in this..

11. waterineyes

So is this right? \[(x+3)(x-2) = 0\]

12. ashleyb

okay so those are my x and y factors?

13. waterineyes

No these are only for x we will find y somewhat later..

14. ashleyb

okay...can u show me the steps for finding y?

15. waterineyes

For finding y, put x = 0 in your original equation..

16. ashleyb

okay so y=0^2+0-6?

17. waterineyes

Yes go ahead so what did you get for y ??

18. ashleyb

-6?

19. waterineyes

So true..

20. ashleyb

thankyou so much!!! I was having alot of trouble with this!

21. waterineyes

Welcome dear..