An intercept of two **trendlines** represents the solution for these equations and you may need to find that point using Excel. So, if you are looking for how to find that common point of two trend lines in Excel then you have come to the right place. Today, I will demonstrate how to find the intersection of two trend lines in Excel.

Furthermore, for conducting the session, I will use the Microsoft 365 version.

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## What Is Trendline?

A **Trendline** is a statistical pattern used for knowing the trend or what the dataset is denoting. It is made by putting a straight line between the high and low points of the dataset. Actually, you can use a **Trendline Equation** to determine a curve that provides the most accurate fit to a set of data points. Furthermore, with the help of Excel, you can find different types of curves for **Trendline** according to your preference.

## How to Find Intersection of Two Trend Lines in Excel: 3 Methods

Here, I will describe **3 **suitable methods to find out the interception of two** trendlines** in Excel. In addition, for your better understanding, I will use a sample dataset, which contains four columns along with **the scatter plot**. Basically, these columns represent some collected data of a company about the price and quantity of sales for the month of **January** and** February**. The dataset is given below.

### 1. Use Trend Line Equations to Get an Intersection Point in Excel

You can use the** Trendline** equations from the **Chart Elements** feature to get the **slope** and **intercept **of those two **trendlines** in Excel. Furthermore, using these, you can find the coordinates of the intersection point. Now, follow the steps given below.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, click on the scatter points of the
**1st**curve. - Secondly, from the
**Plus**(**Chart Elements**) icon >> go to**Trendline**>> choose**Linear**.

Consequently, you will see the trendline for the **1st** curve.

- Then, double-click on that line.

As a result, a new window named** Format Trendline** will appear on the rightmost side of the Excel sheet.

- Now, from
**Trendline Options**>> check**Display Equation on chart**.

- Furthermore, from the
**Fill & Line**menu >> you can change the**Dash type**to**Solid line**.

- Lastly, you will get the equation of the
**1st****Trendline**.

Basically, the equation format is** Y=mX+c. **Where **m** is the** ****slope**, and **c** is the** intercept**.

- Similarly, find the equation for the
**2nd****Trendline**.

- Then, manually insert the values of
**slope**and**intercept**for both lines using the equations.*Here, you have to insert the values along with the***sign**. Furthermore,**slopes**are the coefficient of**X**and**intercepts**are the constant terms of the equations.

At this time, I will find out the **coordinates** of that** intercept** point.

- So, in the
**C16**cell, use the following formula.

`=(E13-C13)/(C12-E12)`

- Then, press
**ENTER****,**and you will get the**abscissa (X)**of that point.

- Then, apply the formula given below in the
**C17**cell.

`=C16*C12+C13`

- Lastly, press
**ENTER****,**and you will get the**ordinate (Y)**of that point.

**Read More: **How to Add Trendline Equation in Excel

### 2. Apply Goal Seek Feature to Calculate an Intersection Point of Two Trendlines

Here, you can employ the **Goal Seek** feature under the **Data** tab to find the common point or intersection of two lines in Excel. Suppose you have the following two equations. At this moment, you want to know the intersection point of them.

Now, let’s see the steps.

**Steps:**

- At first, equate these equations in the
**B6**cell using the**Apostrophe (‘)**. Here, I have merged**B6:D6**cells.*Here, the***Apostrophe (‘)**denotes that this is a**text**. Otherwise, you can’t equate these equations directly using an**equal**sign (**=**) in Excel.

- Then, move the right-hand side to the left-hand side, using the equation law.

- After that, use the
**C13**cell reference instead of**X**in the above equation and keep this in the**C9**cell.

- Now, write
**“0”**in the**C10**cell as the equation must be equal to**zero**. - Then, from the
**Data**tab >> go to**Forecast**>> then from**What-If Analysis**>> choose the**Goal Seek**feature.

As a result, a new dialog box named** Goal Seek** will appear.

- Firstly, use the
**C9**cell reference in the**Set cell**box. - Secondly, write
**0**in the**To value**box. - Thirdly, select the
**C13**cell in the**By changing cell**box. - Lastly, press
**OK**.

Subsequently, another dialog box named** Goal Seek Status** will pop up.

- Here, press
**OK**.

As a result, you will see the **abscissa (X)** of that intercept point in the **C13** cell.

- Lastly, apply the following formula in the
**C17**cell.

`=-4.239*C13+923.36`

Basically, I have used the **C13** cell value** (X) **in the **1st **equation to find the** Y **value.

- After pressing
**ENTER**, you will get the**ordinate (Y)**of that point.

**Read More: **How to Get Y Equation on Excel Graph

### 3. Combine INTERCEPT & SLOPE Functions to Find an Intersection Point of Two Trend Lines

You can use a combination of **SLOPE** and **INTERCEPT** functions to find the **intersection **of two **trendlines** in Excel. Along with this, you have to use two generic formulas to find the point of interception.

Furthermore, you can use this method when you have the points of the trend lines. So, suppose, you have the following dataset of points.

Now, let’s follow the steps.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, you must select a new cell
**C12**where you want to keep the**slope**of the**1st trend**line. - Secondly, you should use the formula given below in the
**C12**cell.

`=SLOPE(C5:C9,B5:B9)`

Here, in this formula, the **SLOPE **function will return the slope of the specified equation. Where **C5:C9** is the **y **values range and **B5:B9** is the** x **values range.

- Thirdly, press
**ENTER**.

- After that, write down the corresponding formula in the
**C13**cell to find the intercept of the**1st trend**line.

`=INTERCEPT(C5:C9,B5:B9)`

In this formula, the** INTERCEPT** function will give the intercept of the specified equation using regression analysis. Where **C5:C9** is the **y **values range and **B5:B9** is the** x **values range.

- Then, press
**ENTER**to get the intercept of the**1st****trend**line.

- In the same way, write down the formula given below in the
**E12**cell to find the**slope**of the**2nd trend**line.

`=SLOPE(E5:E9,D5:D9)`

Here, in this formula, the** SLOPE** function will return the slope of a certain equation. Where **E5:E9** is the **y **values range and **D5:D9** is the** x **values range.

- Then, press
**ENTER**to get the slope of the**2nd trend**line.

- Similarly, write down the corresponding formula in the
**E13**cell to find the intercept of the**2nd trend**line.

`=INTERCEPT(E5:E9,D5:D9)`

Basically, in this formula, the** INTERCEPT** function will give the intercept of the specified equation using regression analysis. Where **E5:E9** is the **y **values range and **D5:D9** is the** x **values range.

- Consequently, press
**ENTER**to get the intercept of the**2nd trend**line.

At this time, I will find out the **coordinates** of that** intersection** point.

- So, in the
**C16**cell, use the following formula.

`=(E13-C13)/(C12-E12)`

- Then, press
**ENTER**, and you will get the**abscissa (X)**of that point.

- Then, apply the formula given below in the
**C17**cell.

`=C16*C12+C13`

- Finally, press
**ENTER****,**and you will get the**ordinate**(**Y**) of that point.

## 🗒️Things to Remember

- Here, you should use
**method 1**(use**Trendline equation**from**Chart****Elements**) when you have the chart as a dataset. - Furthermore, you can use
**method 2**(**Goal Seek feature**) when you have the**trendline**equations as given information. - Moreover, you might use
**method 3**(combination of**SLOPE**&**INTERCEPT**functions) if you have the points of two**trendlines**as the dataset.

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## Conclusion

I hope you found this article helpful. Here, I have explained 3 suitable methods to find the interception of two trend lines in Excel. Please, drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.

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