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Applications of Linear Equations - Problem 5

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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As always, the x intercept is where the y value is zero, and the y intercept is where the x value is zero. On a graph, these are the points where your graphed line cross the axes. If your function represents a word problem, interpret the x and y intercept by looking at the units, or words associated with each variable. For example, often the y intercept will represent time 0 (x = 0), or when the data collection began.

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