The general equation or standard equation of a straight line is given by
Where and are any constants and also either or .
Now to convert this linear equation in standard form to intercepts form i.e. -intercept and -intercept, by definition intercepts form is written as
The procedure of converting standard form to intercepts form, take the constant value move on left hand side then dividing by on both sides of equation to on the right hand side as follows
Dividing on both sides of the above equation
This is equation of line intercepts form with -intercept and -intercept .
Example: Convert the equation into intercepts form.
We have equation of line in standard form is
Compare with intercepts form , where -intercept is and -intercept .