# How to Find the Y-Intercept of a Line

## Finding the Y-Intercept of a Line

The y-intercept of a line is the y-coordinate of the point where the line crosses the y-axis.

Imagine a line is drawn on a graph. We can find the y-intercept of the line.

## How to Find the Y-Intercept of a Line

Finding the y-intercept of a line is easy.

### Question

Find the y-intercept of the line shown below.

### Step-by-Step:

# 1

Find where the line crosses the y-axis.

# 2

Read off the y-coordinate of the point where the line crosses the y-axis. In our example, the line crosses the y-axis at a y-intercept of **1**.

### Answer:

The y-intercept is **1**.