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Graphs for linear equations/inequalities

  1. Jul 21, 2014 #1

    kay

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    Just one simple doubt here.
    Can we use different scales on the x and y axes be used for denoting linear equations/inequalities?
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  3. Jul 21, 2014 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    You can use whatever axes you like as long as you are consistent.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2014 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    If you are asking "will the graph still be a straight line" the answer is that as long as your axes are "uniform" (if the distance between "0" and "1" is a certain distance then the distance between "n" and "n+1" is that same distance for all n), yes. If you allow non-uniform axes, no.
     
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