I am asked to use algebra to find the x and y intercepts from the following equation;

y = -x^2+ 3x + 8

2

Note; - x^2 above means - x^2 and - 2, I can't get the minus sign in the right place.

Am I working along the right lines here;

2y = - 2x^2 + 3x + 8

2y = x^2 + 8

y = x^2 + 8 - 2

y = x^2 + 6

I am not really sure I have understood the question?