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Linear equation the line has a y intercept of 3 and an x intercept of -5

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    I can't find a solution on any other site for how to find the y intercept in an equation.



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Y= (3/5)x + 3

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Find an equation of the line that has a slope of 2 and a y intercept of -3

A straight line can be written in the form y=mx+b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept.

In this case, we are given the slope (2) and the y-intercept (-3).


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What is the definition of the y intercept?

The equation of any straight line, called a linear equation, can be written as: y = mx + b, where m is the slope of the line and b is the y-intercept. The y-intercept of this line is the value of y at the point where the line crosses the y axis.

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Write the slope intercept form of the equation of the line through the given point (-2, -3), slope=1/2

The "slope intercept form of the equation of a (the) line" is y=mx+b, where m is the slope of the line and b is the y-intercept.

We are given the slope of 1/2, so m= 1/2.

We can now write y=1/2 x + b.

Since the point (-2,-3) is on the line, we can substitute it in and solve for b. We put the -2 in for x and -3 in for y.

-3 = 1/2(-2) +b
-3 = -1 + b
-3 + 1 = -1 + b +1
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Thus, the equation of the line is y= 1/2 x -2

To check if we did this correctly, plug in the point (-2, -3) to see if it works.
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What is a dependent variable

Use the statistics feature called linear regression to find the slope (m) and the intercept (b) then write the equation of the best line as y=mx+b

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What is y+x = -4 , graph and find the y-intercept ?

Hey! The standard equation of a straight line is y=mx+b (wherein x&y are the coordinates, m is the slope of the line and, b is the y-intercept). Re-arranging your equation to follow the standard equation, you'll have y= -x - 4 or y=(-1)x + (-4).

To plot the equation, try substituting a number to the (x) coordinate to get the value of the (y) coordinate:
If x=0, y= -4
If x=1, y= -5
If x=2, y= -6
If x=3, y= -7
Assuming you know how to plot these coordinates, you now have a graph of the equation. Hope I answered your query. Thank you.

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The x intercept is where your line will cross the x axis. Therefore, the value for y at this point is 0. Substitute 0 for y in this equation and solve for x.

6x + 3(0) = 27
x = 27/6
x = 4 1/2

x intercept = (4 1/2, 0)

Follow the same reasoning for the y intercept.

6(0) + 3y = 27
y = 27/3
y = 9

y intercept = (0,9)

Now plot these two points and draw your line through them.

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Find the linear equation in slope-intercept form

The equation of a straight line can be cast into several forms: functional form, general form, symmetrical form. The functional form is the one usually known as slope intercept form.
In the functional form, y=ax+b or sometimes y=mx+b, the factor of the x-variable (a or m as the case may be) is the slope of the straight line, and the value b, is the ordinate (y-value) of the point where the straight line cuts (intercepts) the y-axis.
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I knowi can find a linear equation if i have: two points {for example A(0,0) and B(1,1) the equation is y=x} or one point {for example C(0,2)} and a slope {for example m=2) the equaton is y=2x+2 can my...

The general answer is no. However the calculator can be used to find the slope and the y-intercept. You write the formula for the rate of change (a) and use the calculator to calculate it. Then you use the formula to find the y-intercept.
If you have 2 points, you can use the 2 -var statistics program to find a linear regression.

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