Equations written in slope-intercept form follow a specific format. Here, represents the slope of the line and represents the intercept. Let's identify the slope and the intercept in our equation. The slope is and the -intercept is
Since the -intercept is we know that the point is on the graph. We can use that the slope, is to find another point on the graph. Thus, we can can find another point by first moving units in the positive horizontal direction and then unit in the negative vertical direction.
To graph the equation we will now connect the two points with a line.
Now that we have graphed the given function, we can use our graph to identify the intercept. This is the point at which the line intercepts the axis.
The line crosses the axis at so the intercept is