*Y*-intercept

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the *y*-intercept:

- It is a point on the graph located on the
*y*-axis. - It is indicated by an ordered pair in the form (0,
*b*). - It is expressed as a single coordinate.
- It is where a graphed line intersects the
*y*-axis. - It is indicated algebraically by the variable,
*b*, in the formula*y*=*mx*+*b*.

Example

Non-example

The *x*-intercept is −6 and is located at (−6,0).

TEKS: 6(4)(A), 6(6)(C), 7(7)(A), 8(4)(C), 8(5)(I)