`5x + 3y = 15` Find the x-intercept and the y intercept of the graph of each equation. Then Graph the equation

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Chapter 2, 2.2 - Problem 39 - Glencoe Algebra 2 (1st Edition, McGraw-Hill Education).
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The x-intercept is the x coordinate when y = 0: 

5x + 3(0) = 15 --> x = 3 when y = 0. 

The y intercept is the y coordinate when x = 0:

5(0) + 3y = 15 --> y = 5 when x = 0. 

Draw these two points and draw a line connecting them: 

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