• ## Discover

1. Home >
2. All Categories >
3. Science & Mathematics >
4. Mathematics >
5. Resolved Question
Member since:
April 29, 2010
Total points:
221 (Level 1)

## Resolved Question

Show me another »

# Find an equation in standard form for the line described.?

Having y-intercept 6 and parallel to the x-axis.

Also, does it make a difference if it were parallel to the y-axis?
by Paul
Member since:
July 02, 2009
Total points:
143,286 (Level 7)

Yes it makes a big difference if it were parallel to the y axis.

A stright line parallel to the x axis which goes through the y intercept 6 has to give a value of 6 for y regardless of the value for x.

y =6

is the equation you're looking for.

or in slope intercept form, y = 0x + 6

If the line were parallel to the y axis then whatever the value for y x would always be the same, assuming it went through the same point 0,6 (that is to say y intercept 6), the the equation would have been x = 6
Thanks for explaining! :D

There are currently no comments for this question.

• Member since:
June 16, 2011
Total points:
328 (Level 2)
y = mx + c

c = y intercept = 6

if it is parallel to x-axis it is horizontal and slope = 0

equation is y = 0x + 6
y = 6
• by peabody
Member since:
November 01, 2009
Total points:
50,784 (Level 7)
y = 6
y -6 =0