## kewlgeek555 3 years ago Jeremiah recorded his checking account balance each month on a graph for a year. If x represents the month and y represents his bank balance, which scenario would result in the graph having an x-intercept?

1. Jusaquikie

you need to attach a copy of the graph or draw it please.

2. kewlgeek555

It doesn't have one...

3. kewlgeek555

Only has the options.

4. Jusaquikie

ok draw a axis with an x on the bottom and a y on the side

5. kewlgeek555

Okay.

6. Jusaquikie

x represents the month but the line that sits above it represents what?

7. kewlgeek555

the money he has in his bank account?

8. Jusaquikie

now what does it mean to cross the x axis?

9. Jusaquikie

that happens to y if it is below the x axis?

10. kewlgeek555

x-intercept.

11. Jusaquikie

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12. Jusaquikie

what kind of a y would be below the x axis?

13. kewlgeek555

y-intercept?

14. Jusaquikie

don't think in intercepts at this time lokk at this

15. Jusaquikie

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16. Jusaquikie

below the axis it starts negative numbers, so what would cause his balance to be negative?

17. Jusaquikie

all an intercept is is the point that it crosses the axis, if it's a x intercept it means that the x value is 0, if it's the y intercept it means the y value is zero,

18. Jusaquikie

since this problem is based on a bank account the only time that you can have negative money is when you bounce a check. or overdraw your account.

19. Jusaquikie

well the other option is if he had no money in his accoun then it would be zero which would put the y value to zero which is on the x axis.

20. Jusaquikie

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21. kewlgeek555

Thank you!

22. Jusaquikie

np, good luck.