What is the formal or general term for the y-intercept? Is there a general term for the value at which a function intercepts the vertical axis, in the Cartesian plane?

Ariel Wilkinson 2022-10-05 Answered
What is the formal or general term for the y-intercept? Is there a general term for the value at which a function intercepts the vertical axis, in the Cartesian plane?
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Corbin Hanson
Answered 2022-10-06 Author has 10 answers
You do not need to associate the symbol, " y", as a function of x. Instead, you could just write f ( x ) = or f ( x , y , z , ) = , if the function contains multiple variables. This means your vertical axis become the values for f ( x ) and not " y" anymore. Hence, you describe the intercept at the vertical axis, mathematically, where the x = 0 or similar if your function has more variables.
Alternatively, if you are really keen on describing the intercept based relative cartesian plane (no variables involved), it may be best to address it as the "vertical intercept".
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