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The concentration is the Y axis, and the values are the x axis. What is the equation for finding a target value on a curve between set of points?

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That looks a bit like a square root function.ikihi said:

Swap the x and y axes, and it becomes a parabola.

It takes three known points to fit a parabola, but you only have two.

The best you can do with two points is a straight line.

Log-Log graphs are good for power functions. Maybe if you plot Log(x) against Log(y) to get a straight line, it would make interpolation easier, but still unreliable. That assumes there is no data less than or equal to zero on the x or y axis.

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I have not read other responses yet and have not picked at this one yet, but the curve drawn appears like part of a circle. Can you work that way with your example?ikihi said:The concentration is the Y axis, and the values are the x axis. What is the equation for finding a target value on a curve between set of points?

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Also, the description for your graph is incomplete. WHAT is the x-axis? What are those "values" supposed to mean?

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We cannot be sure what points we see accented on your graph. What are the ordered pair of those points accented in the big red dots?

edit: If we try to estimate to read your two points they may be (6.9 , 0.0093) and (4.8, 0.0041) .

If we guess that you have attempted to fit your scale numberings to the points, as off as they appear, these might be (4.8, 0.0040) and (7.0, 0.0080).

What ARE the two given points?

We cannot be sure what points we see accented on your graph. What are the ordered pair of those points accented in the big red dots?

edit: If we try to estimate to read your two points they may be (6.9 , 0.0093) and (4.8, 0.0041) .

If we guess that you have attempted to fit your scale numberings to the points, as off as they appear, these might be (4.8, 0.0040) and (7.0, 0.0080).

What ARE the two given points?

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Concentration suggests chemistry, which suggests adding exponential decay to the list of possible functions.Orodruin said:There is way too little information in the OP to make anything but guesswork.

Like a good mystery, we need a couple of more data points, and units for the axes.

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Did you also note the scales of the x and y axes? My point is not that it is a good mystery, my point is that it the mystery is not well defined, making any speculation meaningless.Baluncore said:Concentration suggests chemistry, which suggests adding exponential decay to the list of possible functions.

Like a good mystery, we need a couple of more data points, and units for the axes.

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That's right. And we have not been informed better since @ikihi posted.Orodruin said:Did you also note the scales of the x and y axes? My point is not that it is a good mystery, my point is that it the mystery is not well defined, making any speculation meaningless.

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The OP started this thread after an earlier thread was deleted by another mentor. Homework and homework-type questions must be posted in the relevant subforum of the Homework Help section.

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