What are the x-intercept and the y-intercept of the graph of ##y=-1/2x-5##?

The y-intercept is ##-5## or ##(0, -5)##
The x-intercept is ##-10## or ##(-10, 0)##

Because this equation is in :
##y = mx + c## where ##m## is the and ##c## is the y-intercept of ##(0, c)##.
So for this problem the y-intercept is ##-5## or ##(0, -5)##
To find the x-intercept we need to set ##y## to ##0## and solve for ##x##:
##0 = -1/2x – 5##
##0 + 5 = -1/2x – 5 + 5##
##5 = -1/2x – 0##
##5 = -1/2x##
##5 xx -2 = -1/2x xx -2##
##-10 = (-2)/(-2)x##
##-10 = 1x##
##-10 = x##

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