The intercepts of the line x - 8y + 4 = 0 are:

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Find the intercepts of `x - 8y + 4 = 0`

Rewrite in standard form: ax + by = c.  `x - 8y = -4`

To find x-intercept, solve by letting y = 0.

`x - 8(0) = -4`

`x = -4` The x-intercept is (-4, 0).

To find the y-intercept, solve by letting x = 0.

`0 - 8y = -4`

`-8y = -4`

`y = 1/2`

The y-intercept is (0, 1/2)

The x-intercept is:  `(-4, 0)`

The y-intercept is: `(0, 1/2)`

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The equation of the line x - 8y + 4 = 0 can be written in the intercept-intercept form `x/a + y/b = 1` . The x-intercept is a and the y-intercept is b.

x - 8y + 4 = 0

=> x- 8y = -4

=> `x/(-4) + y/(1/2) = 1`

The x-intercept of the line is -4 and the y-intercept is 1/2

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