# Is slope intercept the same as Y intercept?

**y**= mx + b"), the

**slope**is the number "m" that is multiplied on the x, and "b" is the

**y**-

**intercept**(that is, the point where the line crosses the vertical

**y**-axis). This useful form of the line equation is sensibly named the "

**slope**-

**intercept**form".

In this regard, what is slope intercept form?

The graph of the equation y = mx + b (where m and b are real numbers) is a line with **slope**, m, and y-**intercept**, b. This **form** of the equation of a line is called **slope**-**intercept form**. The **slope** of a line, m, is a measure of its steepness.

**equation**:

**y**= mx + b. The

**equation**of any straight line, called a linear

**equation**, can be written as:

**y**= mx + b, where m is the

**slope**of the line and b is the

**y**-

**intercept**. The

**y**-

**intercept**of this line is the value of

**y**at the point where the line crosses the

**y**axis.

Keeping this in view, how do I find slope and y intercept?

To **find the y intercept** using the equation of the line, plug in 0 for the x variable and solve for **y**. If the equation is written in the **slope**-**intercept** form, plug in the **slope** and the x and **y** coordinates for a point on the line to solve for **y**.

You may already be familiar with the "**y**=mx+b" **form** (called the **slope**-**intercept form** of the **equation** of a line). It is the same **equation**, in a different **form**! The "b" value (called the **y**-**intercept**) is where the line crosses the **y**-axis.