Determining Intercepts for Nonlinear Functions


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Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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1. Fill in the blanks: Algebraically, the y-intercept of a function is the value of y when _____, and the x-intercept of a function is the value of x when _____.

2. Fill in the blanks: Graphically, the y-intercept of a function is the y-value of the point where the graph crosses the _____, and the x-intercepts of a function are the x-values of the points where the graph crosses the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly gauge your ability to determine x- and y-intercepts of nonlinear functions using this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You must be able to solve sample problems to do well on this brief quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment is designed to measure your ability to:

  • Recognize a true statement about nonlinear functions
  • Fill in the blanks of a sentence describing x- and y-intercepts
  • Choose the terms that best fill in the blanks of a sentence focusing on the graphing of x- and y-intercepts of a function
  • Find the y-intercept of a given nonlinear function
  • Determine the x-intercepts of a given function based on the given image of a graph

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nonlinear functions in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve nonlinear function practice problems, like finding the y-intercept
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about x- and y-intercepts of a nonlinear function

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this mathematical topic by studying the lesson titled Determining Intercepts for Nonlinear Functions. Detailed information covered in this lesson includes:

  • What form a linear function is put in
  • How a linear function is described
  • How intercepts of a nonlinear function can be defined