# Basic Algebra

# Intercepts

**The x and y-intercepts of a line is the point where the line intercepts, or crosses, either the x-axis or the y-axis**

**X-Intercept:**when the line crosses the x-axis, the y value is 0**Y-Intercept:**When the line crosses the y-axis, the x value is 0

Intercepts can be written in *(x, y)* form or as *"the x-intercept is 2"*. It can't be written as x = 2 (this is an equation of a vertical line going through the point (2, 0).