A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

ambi

  • one year ago

The following graph shows the number of customers who purchased something from a store in September and October. Explain how you could redraw the graph so that the change in customers between the two months does not seem so great.

  • This Question is Closed
  1. ambi
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Here is the full question: http://prntscr.com/8jdepf

  2. ambi
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    So if I had to redraw it, I would increase the graph of September by 1 and decrease the graph of October by 1 to make the gap not seem so great?

  3. MrNood
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 8

    the step up from the first to the second LOOKS like it's about half the height of the first HOWEVER if you look at the numbers on the scale you can see that the change is only about a 2% increase. This is a 'trick' often used by advertisers - note that the chart scale does not start at 0 try drawing it with a scale starting at 0

  4. MrNood
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 8

    You can't do what you suggested because that corrupts the actual data - which is what we are trying to display on the graph

  5. ambi
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Oh yes, I didn't catch that. Thanks a lot :)

  6. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.