**find the x and y intercepts of y = -4x - 5 (please explain)**

**Answer:**

put x = 0, solve for y to get y-intercept

similarly put y=0 and solve for x to get x-intercept

putting x = 0 in the equation : y = 0 - 5 => y-intercept = -5

putting y = 0 in the equation : 0 = (-4)(x) - 5 => x = -5/4 => x-intercept = -5/4