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  1. ybarrap
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    Have you graphed them?

  2. ybarrap
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    The 6 in the second graphs "pushes" the graph upwards. the 5 in 5/x reduces the "steepness" of the graph of 1/x. Does that make sense? This might help - http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y%3D1%2Fx+%2Cy%3D5%2Fx%2B6 Look what happens in an extreme case when instead of 5/x we use 50/x - http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y%3D1%2Fx+%2Cy%3D50%2Fx%2B6 The slope of 1/x looks almost like a "corner" now.

  3. anonymous
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    sorry about that, went afk, the question doesn't have them nor ask for them to be graphed

  4. anonymous
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    should I?

  5. anonymous
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    I suppose I need to

  6. ybarrap
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    It's ALWAYS a good practice to do that. You will gain much more insight, even if the question is not asked.

  7. anonymous
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    looking at them from your link, what's the difference i'm supposed to be seeing?

  8. ybarrap
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    You see that the one with the 1/x term is much more like a "corner" than the 5/x term. When we use something like 50/x instead of 5/x, you see this effect even better. When you add a constant to an equation, it's like putting it on a ladder -- it lifts up the equation.

  9. anonymous
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    I got a 2/3 on this question for saying "These graphs combare by 5/x stretching out the graph five times more and the 6 makes it reach 6 unites higher while the other equation only stretches by 1 and nothing more." what did I do wrong?

  10. anonymous
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    sorry to cut you off there, I see what you mean

  11. anonymous
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    I also said combare instead of compare

  12. anonymous
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    any input?

  13. ybarrap
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    The graph y = 5/x + 6 has a smaller slope and is offset upward by 6 units compared to the y=1/x

  14. anonymous
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    medal and fanned :)

  15. ybarrap
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    Hopefully this makes sense

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