Find the distance between the x-intercept and the y-intercept of the graph of the equation\(5x - 12y = 60\) .

HelpPLZ Oct 1, 2018

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The x-intercept occurs when y= 0 so put y= 0 in to the equation

5x-12(0) = 60

x = 12

Similarly the y-intercept occurs when x =0

5(0) -12y = 60

y=5

Distance between = sq rt (12^2 + 5^2) = 13 (Pythagorean theorem)

ElectricPavlov Oct 2, 2018