Nicole H. answered • 10/30/12

Tutor for up to sophomores in high school

In order for a line to touch on the y axis it must be at a point (0, y) at any y point. So you substitue zero in for all x variables in the equation, so it would become y= (0^2-0-2)/ (0^2-16). Which then goes to y=(0-2)/(0-16). -> y= -2/-16 ->y=1/8 (answer).