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At what point does the line y = 2x + 6 intersect the x-axis?

A. (0, −3)
B. (0, 6)
C. (−6, 0)
D. (−3, 0)
E. (3, 0)

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When the line intersects x-axis the y coordinate will be 0. ( So option A, B is not possible)
Now, when y=0, the eqn becomes : 0 = 2x + 6 ==> x= -3
Hence the intersecting point will be (-3,0)
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Solution

Given:
In this question, we are given
• The equation of a line y = 2x + 6

To find:
We need to determine
• The coordinate of the point at which the given line intersects the x-axis

Approach and Working:
• If a line intersects x-axis at a certain point, then the y-coordinate of that point becomes 0.

Replacing y = 0 in the given equation, we get
• 0 = 2x + 6
Or, 2x = -6
Or, x = -3

Therefore, the coordinate of the point = (-3, 0)

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

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Bunuel wrote:
At what point does the line y = 2x + 6 intersect the x-axis?

A. (0, −3)
B. (0, 6)
C. (−6, 0)
D. (−3, 0)
E. (3, 0)

To find the x-intercept, we let y= 0. Plugging in zero for y, we have:

0 = 2x + 6

-6 = 2x

-3 = x

So the point at which the given line intersects the x-axis is (-3,0).

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