Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

Pages: **1**

**Hannibal lecter****Member**- Registered: 2016-02-11
- Posts: 225
- Website

Hi,

a linear function has the form :

y = f(x)=b + mx

b is the vertical intercept, or value of y when x is zero.

what is the meaning of " b is the vertical intercept"

can anyone give me an explanation please

for example, y = 10 + mx

b = 10

what is it intercept?

Wisdom is a tree which grows in the heart and fruits on the tongue

Offline

**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 26,401

Hi Hannibal lecter,

Please see The equation of a straight line.

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

Offline

**Hannibal lecter****Member**- Registered: 2016-02-11
- Posts: 225
- Website

but be is just a value

how it's intercept?

Wisdom is a tree which grows in the heart and fruits on the tongue

Offline

Hannibal lecter wrote:

The -intercept is the point at which the line crosses the -axis.Since , then the coordinates of the -intercept are . Or sometimes people just say that the -intercept is .
for example, y = 10 + mx

b = 10

what is it intercept?

**LearnMathsFree: Videos on various topics.New: Integration Problem | Adding FractionsPopular: Continued Fractions | Metric Spaces | Duality**

Offline

Pages: **1**