Using slope and intercepts in context problem?

Madhavi scoops a bowlful of cereal out of a container that has a mix of oat and wheat cereal pieces. She graphed the relationship between the possible masses of oat and wheat cereal in her bowl.

What does the y-intercept represent in this context?

choices:

A. The mass per piece of oat cereal.

B. The mass per piece of wheat cereal.

C. The mass of the cereal if it is all oat pieces

D. None of the above.

My choice was C. The mass of the cereal if it is all oat pieces

I'm I right?

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  • 9 months ago

    C

    y intercept is when x = 0, and x is amount of wheat. When amount of wheat = 0, then the material is all oats

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  • 9 months ago

    Yes. C. Correct.

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