Precalculus (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-907-0

Chapter 1 - Graphs - 1.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry - 1.2 Assess Your Understanding - Page 16: 3



Work Step by Step

When the graph makes contact with the x-axis, the point of interesection it is called an x-intercept. If it makes contact with the y-axis, the point of interesection is called a y-intercept. Thus, the points at which a graph cross or touch the coordinate axes are called intercepts.
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