__5.3 Intercepts__**1.**The

**is the point of intersection of a straight line with the**

*x*-intercept*x*-axis.

**2.**The

**is the point of intersection of a straight line with the**

*y*-intercept*y*-axis.

**3.**In the above diagram, the

*x*-intercept of the straight line

*PQ*is

**6**and

the

*y*-intercept of*PQ*is**5**.**4.**If the

*x*-intercept and

*y*-intercept of a straight line are given,

$$\overline{)\text{Gradient,}m=-\frac{y-\text{intercept}}{x-\text{intercept}}\text{}}$$