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INTERCEPT: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use INTERCEPT in Google Sheets?

INTERCEPT is a function in Google Sheets that returns the y-value at the x-value of the point where the line drawn through two points on a graph crosses the y-axis. To use INTERCEPT in Google Sheets, you first need to draw a line through two points on a graph. Next, you need to find the x-value and y-value of the point where the line crosses the y-axis. Finally, you need to enter the following function into a cell in Google Sheets: =INTERCEPT(x-values, y-values)

What is the syntax of INTERCEPT in Google Sheets?

INTERCEPT takes two arguments: the first is the cell range to intercept, and the second is the cell range to copy the intercepted values to. The syntax is:

=INTERCEPT(rangeToIntercept, rangeToCopyTo)

What is an example of how to use INTERCEPT in Google Sheets?

The INTERCEPT function in Google Sheets is used to calculate the y-intercept of a linear equation. The syntax for using the INTERCEPT function is: =INTERCEPT( equation, range ) where equation is the linear equation in the form y = mx + b, range is the range of cells that contain the data points for the linear equation, and m and b are the slope and y-intercept of the linear equation, respectively. For example, the following equation can be used to calculate the y-intercept of a linear equation: y = 3x - 5. The INTERCEPT function in Google Sheets can be used to calculate the y-intercept of this equation by using the following syntax: =INTERCEPT( y = 3x - 5, A1:A5 ) where A1:A5 is the range of cells that contain the data points for the linear equation. The INTERCEPT function in Google Sheets will return the y-intercept of the linear equation, which is -2 in this case.

When should you not use INTERCEPT in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use INTERCEPT in Google Sheets. One instance is when you are trying to calculate the slope of a line. In this case, you should use the function SLOPE. Another time you should not use INTERCEPT is when you are trying to find the y-intercept of a line. In this case, you should use the function YINTERCEPT.

What are some similar formulae to INTERCEPT in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, the INTERCEPT() function returns the y-intercept of a linear regression line. The function takes two arguments: the first is the range of cells containing the x-values for the regression line, and the second is the range of cells containing the y-values for the regression line.

The following are some similar formulae to INTERCEPT in Google Sheets:

ABSOLUTE_VALUE(B2-A2)

This formula calculates the vertical distance between two points on a line, and it returns the absolute value of that distance.

LINEAR_INTERCEPT(B2:B5,A2:A5)

This formula returns the y-intercept of a linear regression line that is fit to the data in the ranges B2:B5 and A2:A5.

SLOPE(B2:B5,A2:A5)

This formula calculates the slope of a linear regression line that is fit to the data in the ranges B2:B5 and A2:A5.

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