math

posted by .

hey everyone, i have a question, by looking at a particular graph, how will you estimate the amount that is asked in a problem? (e.i. revenue, profit, stocks, etc) Do you just guess or something?
thank you!

  • math -

    First we have to read the title of the graph, i.e. what kind of information the graph conveys, it could be the profit of a company over different years, etc.

    Next you have to identify what the axes represent:
    the x-axis (the one that goes from left to right) usually represent a variable that progresses regularly, such as time, year, etc.
    the y-axis (the one that goes from bottom to top) represents the profit, loss, etc. i.e. values corresponding to the year, etc.

    From the graph, you can determine if the profit has increased (get higher to the right) or decreased, etc.

    For more detailed information, and possibly some U-tube videos, you can try the following link and make your own selection of description or presentations:

    http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&xhr=t&q=how+to+read+graphs&cp=15&pf=p&sclient=psy&aq=0&aqi=&aql=&oq=how+to+read+gra&pbx=1&fp=c9dab5224919fe8e

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. TO THE WEBSITE

    i AM REPLYING BACK TO EVERYONE AND TO THE QUESTION OF ANOTHER FELLOW STUDENT ABOUT THIS WEBSITE. THE FOLLOWING: Let me just say WOW.To everyone and all us students are extra lucky to actually have help from each and everyone of you …
  2. algebra help please

    Business and finance. The cost of producing a number of items x is given by C = mx + b, in which b is the fixed cost and m is the variable cost (the cost of producing one more item). (a) If the fixed cost is $40 and the variable cost …
  3. Calculus

    I have a project and part of it has to do with revenue, demand and profit. I know that Revenue=price x quantity but can profit equal price x quantity demanded?
  4. Calculus

    So there is no way profit = price x quantity demanded because I have q=-60p+950 and Revenue or profit=-60p^2+950p. I then have to find out the profit made by selling things at 5.50, 10 , and 15 dollars. I was told to plug these numbers …
  5. math

    I have a question and I have read and read and cant comprend how to figure the problem. a girl has 1/5 of her portfolio in us stocks and 1/8 in euro stocks and 1/10 in japanese stocks the rest is in municipal bonds. what percent is …
  6. Math

    your profit P is determine by subtracting the cost C(the amount of money it costs to operate a business) from the revenue R(the amount of money you earn from selling your product). profit can be represented algebraically by the equation: …
  7. algerbra 1

    4. Your profit P is determined by subtracting the cost C, the amount of money it costs to operate a business, from the revenue R, the amount of money you earn from selling your product. Profit can be represented algebraically by the …
  8. Math problem

    Please solve Your profit P is determined by subtracting the cost C, the amount of money it costs to operate a business, from the revenue R, the amount of money you earn from selling your product. Profit can be represented algebraically …
  9. Algebra

    Okay, so I'm asked to "Complete the table for each function". 1. f(x) = x^2 x = 0, +/-1, +/-2, +/-3 y = 0, 1, 4, 9 So, I plugged each of the x values into the equation and got the y values that are shown above?
  10. Calculus

    I don't understand how to get q for this problem?

More Similar Questions