3.4.1 Try some yourself
Write down the coordinates of the point P on each of the graphs below and interpret these coordinates in terms of the labels on the axes.
(a) (12.00, 30). This means that the temperature at midday was 30°C.
(b) (9.5, 10). At 9.30 a.m. the temperature was 10°C.
(c) (24, −60). On the 24th of the month there was −£60 in the bank (that is, the account was overdrawn by £60).
Choose the most suitable axes and plot the following sets of points:
(a) (2, 10), (4, 38), (7, 26), (5, 23);
(b) (350, 150), (420, 168), (630, 172), (570, 159);
(c) (140, 6), (−100, 30), (60, 13), (−60, 22).
Summarise the information given by the graph below.
The cost of coffee increased over the period from £5 per kilogram to over £10 per kilogram. It remained more or less steady between February and April, rose significantly during the month of April, then increased slowly but steadily until July.
Draw a graph on graph paper based on the data in this table. What shape is your graph?
Click on the link below for a graph paper PDF to print and use.
|Length of bus journey/km||0.5||1||1.5||2||2.5||3||3.5||4|
Again, the size of the graph paper and the scales used will have an effect, but your graph should resemble the one below. The graph is approximately a straight line.