Line Graphs: The Basics

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Line Graphs: The Basics

Starting to learn about line graphs: Maths and Science meet. . . Year 9


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many of the graphs in this picture are LINE graphs (graphs that have points with lines through them)?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Select all the statements that are TRUE for line graphs
    • A. 

      Line graphs only ever have ONE line on them

    • B. 

      Line graphs may compare things by having more than one line on them

    • C. 

      Line graphs often (but not always) have time along the bottom axis

    • D. 

      Line graphs always involve something changing over time

    • E. 

      Line graphs MAY include a key (words off to the side that tell us what lines represent)

  • 3. 
    Is this statement true or false? "Muffins were the best selling item on every day of the week"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    How many muffins were sold on Sunday?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      We can't tell from this graph

    • E. 

      20

  • 5. 
    What does the bottom axis on a graph tell us? (Fact: the bottom axis is called the x-axis)
    • A. 

      What is changing naturally (e.g. time) or changed on purpose by the experimenter

    • B. 

      The results 

    • C. 

      What the investigators measured

    • D. 

      The century

  • 6. 
    In this graph, how many customers changed from the AT and T to MCI company in 1994?
    • A. 

      4 million

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      5 million

  • 7. 
    Notice that we don't have to know everything about a graph to be able to talk about it. Tick the statement that is TRUE for this graph.
    • A. 

      We can tell that MCI had 7 million customers in total in 1997

    • B. 

      We can tell that MCI now has more customers than AT and T

    • C. 

      AT and T and MCI have customers; the number of these customers switching to MCI from AT and T has increased over the period from 1992 to 1997

    • D. 

      AT and T and MCI have customers; the number of these customers switching to MCI from AT and T has increased over the period from 1993 to 1996

  • 8. 
    The side axis (up and down axis) on a line graph is named after a letter too. The bottom axis is the x-axis and the side axis is called the ....
    • A. 

      Y-axis

    • B. 

      Z-axis

    • C. 

      A-axis

    • D. 

      B-axis

  • 9. 
    The Y-axis on this graph is missing a label (short sentence describing what the numbers are for). Choose a good label for this Y-axis
    • A. 

      Day of the week

    • B. 

      Number of food items sold 

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Number of muffins sold