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# Graphing

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### Graphing

1. 1. Rules for Graphing <ul><li>Use graph paper and indent each axis. </li></ul><ul><li>Work in pencil and use a ruler . </li></ul><ul><li>Title the graph . </li></ul>
2. 2. Variables <ul><li>Decide which information goes at the bottom and which information goes up the side . </li></ul><ul><li>A variable is any factor that can change in an experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>The variable you control goes on the bottom. The responding variable goes up the vertical axis. </li></ul>
3. 3. The X and Y axis <ul><li>.The one you control is called the independent </li></ul><ul><li>variable and the one that responds is called </li></ul><ul><li>the dependent variable. </li></ul><ul><li>Label the Y-axis , the vertical axis, (up and down) and place the proper units in parenthesis. </li></ul><ul><li>Label the X-axis , the horizontal axis, and place the proper units in parenthesis. </li></ul>
4. 4. Use labels and units <ul><li>The one you control is called the independent variable and the one that responds is called the dependent variable. </li></ul><ul><li>Label the X-axis , the horizontal axis, and place the proper units in parenthesis. </li></ul><ul><li>Label the Y-axis , the vertical axis, (up and down) and place the proper units in parenthesis. </li></ul>
5. 5. Use labels and units X Label (Units) L a b e l (Units) Y
6. 6. Adding data <ul><li>Spread your data out so that you use the whole page. Look at your lowest number and your highest number and determine how much each line should be worth. Example: Lowest number 20, highest number 52, so don’t need to start at 0. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what kind of graph you need. </li></ul>
7. 7. Plotting your data <ul><li>Use a different color for multiple line graphs. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a key to show what each colored line represents. </li></ul><ul><li>Plot your data points and connect your data points if using a line graph. </li></ul>