# y-intercept

the point where a line crosses the y-axis

The y-intercept of a line on a graph is where the line touches (or intercepts) the y-axis (the numbered line going straight up).

A simple line graph. The y-intercept in this case is 2.

The equation for straight lines is ${\displaystyle y=mx+b}$. "${\displaystyle b}$" is the ${\displaystyle y}$-intercept.