Maths-
General
Easy

Question

# Use the given data to answer the questions and construct the scatter plotsAge vs. Number of Baby Teetha) Which variable should be the independent variable (x-axis) and which should be the dependent variable (y-axis)?b) Should you use a broken axis? Why or why not?c) Construct the scatter plot.

Hint:

## The correct answer is: We are asked to find the independent and dependent variable, whether a broken axis should be used and to construct a scatter plot.

### Step 1 of 3:As you get older, your baby teeth fall off and get replaced by permanent teeth. So, the number of baby teeth depends on your age. The younger you are, the more baby teeth you have.So, age is the independent variable and baby teeth are the dependent variable.Step 2 of 3:We use a broken axis when we have to skip a large segment of values to concentrate on higher values. Here, the interval of values corresponding to both the axis is comparatively small.So, a broken axis is not necessary for the given data.Step 3 of 3:The coordinate points corresponding to the given table is:(5,20),(6,19),(7,17),(8,10),(9,10),(11,4),(11,2),(12,2)

The vertical axis is called the y- axis and the horizontal axis is called the x- axis. Most of the time, we write the independent variable on the x- axis and the dependent variable on the y- axis.