# Do all lines have an x and y intercept?

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Apr 12, 2018

the answer is yes. see more below

#### Explanation:

the answer is yes because on a graph, even if it has a x intercept, it will eventually intercept the y intercept b/c the line will continue infinitely

Apr 12, 2018

No.

#### Explanation:

Not all lines have an x- and y-intercept. This question can be rephrased as, "Do all lines cross the x- and y-axis?"

Consider the horizontal line

This line does not cross the x-axis. Similarly, the line

graph{x = 2 + .00001y [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

It is true that a line will cross *at least* the x- or y-axis. A line cannot avoid both.