Posted by Molly on .
Brandon has a 55gallon fish tank. He estimates he can drain the tank at an average rate of 11 gallons per minute. In a linear model of this situation, x represents the number of minutes the tank has been draining. Relative to this situation, what does the yintercept represent?
A: The yintercept represents the number of minutes it takes to drain the tank.
B: The yintercept represents the rate at which the tank can be drained.
C: The yintercept represents the amount of water in the tank after it has been drained.
D: The yintercept represents the amount of water in the tank before it has been drained

algebra 
Joe,
The yintercept has the value of (0, y) which means the xvalue is zero. The tank has been draining zero minutes. Now, can you figure out what the yintercept will be?