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 .