# How do I find the y-intercept of an equation in the form #y = mx + b#?

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Jul 23, 2014

In an equation of the form

The y-intercept is the

Let's see this through an example. Let's look at the equation:

#y = 4x + 5#

Let's plug in 0 for x:

#y = 4*0 + 5#

#y = 0 + 5#

#y = 5#

Which is the same as the value of "