## 5.3 Intercepts

5.3 Intercepts   1. The x-intercept is the point of intersection of a straight line with the x-axis. 2. The y-intercept is the point of intersection of a straight line with the 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 … Read more5.3 Intercepts

## 5.1 Gradient of a Straight Line

5.1 Gradient of a Straight Line The gradient of a straight line is the ratio of the vertical distance to the horizontal distance between any two given points on the straight line. Gradient, m = Vertical distance Horizontal distance Example: Find the gradient of the straight line above. Solution: Gradient, m = Vertical distance Horizontal … Read more5.1 Gradient of a Straight Line