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X Intercept Formula

In analytic geometry, using the common convention that the horizontal axis represents a variable x and the vertical axis represents a variable y and a y-intercept is a point where the graph of a function or relation intersects with the y-axis of the coordinate system.

X Intercept Formula

The X-Intercept Formula of a line Ax + By = C is,

\[\large x=\frac{C}{A}\]

The X-Intercept Formula of a line in the slope-intercept form y = mx + c is,

\[\large x=\frac{-c}{m}\]

Where,
m is the slope of the line.
c is the intercept of the line.

The X-Intercept Formula of a line in the point-slope form y – b = m(x – a) is,

\[\large x=\frac{-b}{m}+a\]

Where,
m is the slope of the line.
(a,b) is a point on the line.

Solved Examples

Some solved problems on X-Intercept are given below:

Example: Find the X-Intercept of the equation 3x + 4y = 12.

Solution:
To find the x-intercept, set y = 0 and solve for x.

$3x+4(0)=12$
$3x+0=12$
$3x=12$
$x=\frac{12}{3}$
$x=4$