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Curved to linear graphs

  1. Oct 1, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    -m is the responding variable, n is the manipluated variable
    -the equation is m + 4 = nE2 - 6
    -so to graph our equation we have m = n(squared) - 10
    -our graph is parabolic

    ok thats no problem.

    The question I have is what is the procedure to take one of these graphs and make it linear weather it be parabolic or hyperbolic?

    Thank you guys.
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  3. Oct 1, 2008 #2


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    Hi meeklobraca! :smile:

    Just put n² along the bottom axis, instead of n.

    In other words, mark 0, 1, 4, 9, … at equal intervals along the axis. :smile:

    (and if it was hyperbolic, you'd have to do the same for the m-axis :wink:)
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