Math

The equation y = 36 + 18x models the relationship between the height y, in inches, of a typical golden delicious apple tree and the number of years, x, after it was planted. If the equation is graphed in the xy-plane, what is indicated by the y-intercept of the graph?

A) The age, in years, of a typical apple tree when it is planted
B) The height, in inches, of a typical apple tree when it is planted
C) The number of years it takes a typical apple tree to grow
D) The number of inches a typical apple tree grows each year
Test ID: 411
Source: 2016 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide: Practice Test #2