# How do you intercept intercepts?

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## How do you intercept intercepts?

Finding x-intercepts and y-intercepts

- To determine the x-intercept, we set y equal to zero and solve for x. Similarly, to determine the y-intercept, we set x equal to zero and solve for y.
- To find the x-intercept, set y = 0 \displaystyle y=0 y=0.
- To find the y-intercept, set x = 0 \displaystyle x=0 x=0.

### How do you write intercepts?

In Maths, an intercept is a point on the y-axis, through which the slope of the line passes. It is the y-coordinate of a point where a straight line or a curve intersects the y-axis. This is represented when we write the equation for a line, y = mx+c, where m is slope and c is the y-intercept.

#### How do you graph a linear equation?

To graph an equation using the slope and y-intercept, 1) Write the equation in the form y = mx + b to find the slope m and the y-intercept (0, b). 2) Next, plot the y-intercept. 3) From the y-intercept, move up or down and left or right, depending on whether the slope is positive or negative.

**How do you use intercepts?**

To find the x-intercept, set y=0 and solve for x. To find the y-intercept, set x=0 and solve for y. This method of finding x- and y-intercepts will be used throughout our study of algebra because it works for any equation. To graph a line, find the intercepts, if they exist, and draw a straight line through them.

**How do you graph each equation?**

## What are the 3 ways to graph a linear equation?

There are three basic methods of graphing linear functions. The first is by plotting points and then drawing a line through the points. The second is by using the y-intercept and slope. The third is applying transformations to the identity function f(x)=x f ( x ) = x .

### How do you graph a linear equation in slope-intercept form?

To graph a linear equation in slope-intercept form, we can use the information given by that form. For example, y=2x+3 tells us that the slope of the line is 2 and the y-intercept is at (0,3). This gives us one point the line goes through, and the direction we should continue from that point to draw the entire line.

#### How do you graph an equation step by step?

Steps for graphing an equation using the slope and y-intercept:

- Find the y-intercept = b of the equation y = mx + b.
- Plot the y-intercept. The point will be (0, b).
- Find the slope=m of the equation y = mx + b.
- Make a single step, using the rise and run from the slope.
- Connect those two points with your line.

**How do you graph the equation of a line?**

**How do you plot an equation on a graph?**