Originally Posted by

**HallsofIvy** The difficulty is that what you have written looks like the **point** (x,y)= (-2.7, 4) which is, of course not near either the x or y axes.

No, when x= 0, y= -2.7 (I am assuming you did the arithmetic correctly) so the point is (0, -2.7) not (-2.7, 0). Similarly, when y= 0, x= 4 so the point is (4, 0) not (0, 4).

I said above, that I assumed you did the arithmetic correctly but looking back I am not so sure. You said 'My coordinates are (-4, -2) and (2, 7)". Your coordinates of **what**? I thought at first that those were two points of the line that you were to find the intercepts for. But if so, (-2.7, 0) and (0, 4) are NOT the intercepts.