Friends, Previously we have discussed about area of an octagon calculator and In today’s session we are going to discuss about Concepts of Intercepts, Mathematics is a very vast subject which comes with various complexities like linear equations, quadratic equations, inequalities etc and graphing is one of the most common and useful solution for such type of complexities. Before graphing we need to understand the basic behind slope intercepts that are X intercept and Y intercept. Now discuss about intercepts. Intercepts are where a graph crosses either the x-axis or the y-axis or in a simple mathematical manner we can say that an intercept is a point which intersects on a curve in XY axis of a graph. For example while graphing a linear equation, it will contain both the X intercept and Y intercept.
An X intercept is where the graph crosses the X-axis (that is where the value of y = 0)whereas a Y intercept is where the graph crosses the y-axis (that is where the value of x = 0).
general form of x-intercept = ( x, 0 )
general form of y-intercept = ( 0, y )
Let’s talk about slope formula. Slope of a line is a concept which tells us how a straight line angle away from the horizontal or, we can say that it describes the steepness, incline or grade of the straight line. The slope of a line is a number which calculates or defines its steepness denoted by the letter m. (want to Learn more about Intercepts, click here),
The slope through the points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) is given as slope formula.
( m = y2-y1/x2-x1 ) where x1 is not equal to x2.
In general, slope intercept form denotes the formula: y = mx + b.
where m = slope of the line
b = y intercept.
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