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U01 Vocab

Graphing

TermDefinition
axes the base line for the independent and dependent variables on a graph intersects at (0,0)
horizontal left to right
vertical up and down
x-axis left to right, location of the independent variable on a graph
y-axis up and down, location of the dependent variable on a graph
best fit line a straight line drawn on a graph that contains as many data points as possible to show a trend
slope the steepness of a straight line shown on a graph, determined using (delta)y/(delta)x
positive slope a line that shows increasing horizontal values and increasing vertical on a graph
negative slope a line shows increasing horizontal values and decreasing vertical values on a graph
constant slope a straight line on a graph that doesn't change
independent variable the manipulated variable in an experiment or lab in which the change is decided before data is collected; displayed on the x-axis of a graph
dependent variable the responding variable in an experiment or lab that is affected by the change of the independent variable displayed on the y-axis of a graph
scale the regular number increment that represents the information depicted on the axis, should start with 0 and include the maximum data value
ordered pair a data point on a graph represented in the order of (x,y)
Created by: rachiekatherine