# Graphing - Scaling a Graph

In science, students often start their graphs at an origin other than $$(0, 0)$$. Also the scales are often very large or very small and variables, other than $$x$$ and $$y$$, are used. The students will need to use breaks in the graph to accommodate the values. For example with the first problem they will want to start the vertical axis at $$350$$, and the horizontal at $$0.1000$$. In the answer key a graph created in Excel gives a general view of the data, however it is not possible to insert the necessary break to indicate that the intersection of the axis is not $$(0, 0)$$.

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Cataloger:
Bohdan Rhodehamel
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Developmental Mathematics Collection
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