To find either of the intercepts, we need to put the other intercept equal to zero. If the equation is in y = mx + b form, the value of y intercept would be equal to b and the value of x intercept would be y/m. But if the equation is not in such form, intercepts can be determined by plugging in 0. Practicing identify x and y intercepts Problems is the best way to improve students' understanding of concepts related to line intercepts.