Graphs are a common method to visually illustrate relationships in the data. The purpose of a graph is to present data that are too numerous or complicated to be described adequately in the text and in less space. Do not, however, use graphs for small amounts of data that could be conveyed succinctly in a sentence.

## What is the difference between a graph and a data table?

Graphs display information using visuals and tables communicate information using exact numbers. They both organize data in different ways, but using one is not necessarily better than using the other. Tables typically show data in columns and rows. Line graphs are typically used to display data changes in time.

## What are the three types of graphs that scientists commonly use?

Graphs are very useful tools in science because they display data visually. Three commonly used types of graphs are bar graphs, circle graphs, and line graphs. Each type of graph is suitable for a different type of data.

## Could you use a line graph to show data about how body mass the responding variable changes with height the manipulated variable explain?

Why do scientists use data tables. Could you use a circle graph to show data about how body mass changes with height? No, you would use a line graph for that.

## What is another name for the vertical and horizontal axis of a graph?

In common usage, the abscissa refers to the horizontal (x) axis and the ordinate refers to the vertical (y) axis of a standard two-dimensional graph.

## What are the horizontal line on a graph called?

Glossary and Terms: Graphs and Lines. Abscissa – The horizontal line, or x-axis, of a graph.

## How do you write data as an ordered pair?

Ordered pairs are often used to represent two variables. When we write (x, y) = (7, – 2), we mean x = 7 and y = – 2. The number which corresponds to the value of x is called the x-coordinate and the number which corresponds to the value of y is called the y-coordinate.