### Excel INTERCEPT Function

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This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the **Excel INTERCEPT Function** in Excel to calculate the y intercept, with formula examples.

## INTERCEPT Function Description:

The INTERCEPT Function Calculates the Y intercept for a best-fit line for known Y and X values.

## Formula Examples:

Example | Formula | Result |
---|---|---|

1 | =INTERCEPT(C5:C10,D5:D10) | -1 |

## Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the INTERCEPT Formula is:

1 |
=INTERCEPT(known_ys,known_xs) |

### Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

**known_y’s** – An array of known Y values.

**known_x’s** – An array of known X values.

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## INTERCEPT Examples in VBA

You can also use the INTERCEPT function in VBA. Type:

`application.worksheetfunction.intercept(known_ys,known_xs)`

For the function arguments (known_y’s, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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## How to use the INTERCEPT Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:

`=AND(`

After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:

You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=INTERCEPT(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut **CTRL + A** (**A** for **A**rguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:

For more information about the INTERCEPT Formula visit the

Microsoft Website.