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Deciding on a proper graphing calculator window?

  1. Mar 12, 2014 #1
    I'm struggling with this lately, I know that it depends on what you need to see, but is there a general rule of thumb?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 12, 2014 #2
    Make it big enough so you can see what you need to see, but not so big that you can't see what you need to see.
  4. Mar 12, 2014 #3
    But is there a way to tell without randomly picking numbers for a bit to tell how big your window needs to be?
  5. Mar 13, 2014 #4


    Staff: Mentor

    I'm not aware of any general rule about this. How you should scale the window depends on the function you're graphing.
  6. Mar 16, 2014 #5
    Not really. I mean it takes 15 seconds to figure it out by guessing, I never really needed to save that much time.
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