If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.

If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.kastatic.org and *.kasandbox.org are unblocked.

Main content

Interpreting slope and y-intercept for linear models

AP.STATS: DAT‑1 (EU), DAT‑1.H (LO), DAT‑1.H.2 (EK), DAT‑1.H.3 (EK)

Problem

Julio distributed a survey to his fellow students asking them how many hours they spent playing sports in the past day. He also asked them to rate their mood on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the happiest. Julio created the following scatterplot and regression line to show this relationship.
The fitted line has a y-intercept of 5.
What is the best interpretation of this y-intercept?
Choose 1 answer:
Choose 1 answer:
Stuck?
Stuck?