x-intercept

Pronunciation: /ˈɛks ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt/ Explain

An x-intercept is a point at which a graph crosses the x-axis. Any point on the x-axis has a y value of 0. Click on the blue graph in manipulative 1 and drag it to change the figure. The x-intercept is sometimes called the horizontal intercept.

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McAdams, David E. x-intercept. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/x/xintercept.html.

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9/16/2008: Changed image 1 to manipulative 1. (McAdams, David E.)
8/14/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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