Q: Why are they called intercepts?

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They are called y-intercepts.

The answer will depend on what THESE intercepts are!

A circle can have 0, 1, or 2 x-intercepts and 0,1, or 2 y-intercepts, bringing the total to 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 intercepts.

The cosecant function, being defined as 1÷sin(x), has no x intercepts. It has y intercepts at ±∞. (infinity and -infinity)

The point (0, 0) where the x-axis intercepts the y-axis is called the Origin.

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They are called y-intercepts.

X intercepts

The answer will depend on what THESE intercepts are!

A circle can have 0, 1, or 2 x-intercepts and 0,1, or 2 y-intercepts, bringing the total to 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 intercepts.

where the line on a graph intercepts the y axis, also, it is called the zero step.

The vertex must be half way between the two x intercepts

tangant of circle intercepts it only on one point. In real the point where tangent meets the circle and intercepts it are same

The x coordinate for all y intercepts is 0, just as the y coordinate for all x intercepts is 0.

The cosecant function, being defined as 1÷sin(x), has no x intercepts. It has y intercepts at ±∞. (infinity and -infinity)

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There is no limit to the number of y-intercepts a line can have. The axis itself is a line and it intercepts itself an infinite number of times.