Posted by barb on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 9:25pm.
graph the equation and identify the y intercept: y=1/2x
How do work this can anyone help with step by step as i will have more of these?

math  MathMate, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 9:35pm
The slopeintercept form of a line is
y=mx+b
where m is the slope and b is the yintercept.
You can consider the given equation as:
y=(1/2)x+0
So what is the yintercept?

math  barb, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 9:38pm
is it (0,0)? I thought x was the slope

math  MathMate, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 9:52pm
m is the slope, and b is the yintercept in y=mx+b. The given equation can be converted to the form
y=(1/2)x + 0
So what is the yintercept for the given equation?
Note: the yintercept is a single numerical which represents the ycoordinate of the intersection of the line with the yaxis. It is not a coordinate pair.

math  barb, Monday, August 23, 2010 at 2:13am
the question tells us to type in an ordered pair

math  MathMate, Monday, August 23, 2010 at 7:44am
In that case, you could answer with the ordered pair of the intersection point, namely (0,0) as you mentioned.
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