NotesCollegeAlgebra teaches you how to find intercepts on a calculator TI-83. You start with y plus 1.7 equals .8 times x squared plus 1.4 times x. First you subtract 1.7 from both sides, you get y alone on one side. The window should be set to -5...5, -5...5. X scale should be at 1, y scale at 1 and x rez at 1. Make a graph for it, like a parabola. Use trace to get y intercept at negative 1.7. The x intercept is about .85. Continue to use the calculator to get all the values that you need.