Pronunciation: /ˈwaɪ ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt/ Explain

A y-intercept is a point at which a graph crosses the y-axis. Any point on the y-axis has an x value of 0. A graph of a function has only one y-intercept (see vertical line test). Click on the blue graph in manipulative 1 and drag it to change the figure.

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McAdams, David E. y-intercept. 8/7/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/y/yintercept.html.

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8/7/2018: Changed vocabulary links to WORDLINK format. (McAdams, David E.)
9/16/2008: Changed image to manipulative. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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