scibake13
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Defining axes in graphing data

Postby scibake13 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:53 pm

We are graphing data representing height achieved after altering an ingredient in our baking mix. If height per batch is represented on y-axis, should that axis be titled "average height of batch"? X-axis would be defined at "amount of ______" used. Also, any suggestions on title of graph? THANK YOU!!!

murwarid3
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Re: Defining axes in graphing data

Postby murwarid3 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:25 pm

Hi,

Thank you for your question. Please keep asking if you have any questions regarding your project.

The X-axis would be the different ingredients in the baking mix (type 1, control etc)...the graph would be best if it is a bar graph, having separate categories.
The Title could look like this:
Different baking mix ingredients VS. height achieved

Thanks :D

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Re: Defining axes in graphing data

Postby connief » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:52 pm

Hello there,

I noticed that your research question is the effect of baking powder on muffin height. You also mentioned in your post that you are graphing data representing the height achieved after altering an ingredient in your baking mix. By "altering" an ingredient, do you mean just changing the amount of baking powder that you add, and see how that affects the height of your muffin? If that is the case, then your x-axis could be "amount of baking powder added" (in grams or whatever unit you used to measure) and your y-axis can be "average height of batch" (in inches or whatever unit you used to measure).

Hope that helped! If my interpretation of your post is incorrect, please provide more information in regards to what you did in your experiment so I can try my best to help you!

Connie

scibake13
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Re: Defining axes in graphing data

Postby scibake13 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:16 pm

If the X is "amount of baking powder used" and the Y is "average height of muffin batch" in a bar graph of my results, do I need a separate graph to show frequency? How do I do that? I did 4 batches of muffins. Each batch used a different amount of baking powder and there were 6 muffins in each batch. THANK YOU for your help! :D

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Re: Defining axes in graphing data

Postby scibuddyAK » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:17 pm

Hi,

The other experts have already given you excellent advice, and I think that you're on the right track with your axes and title. However, I'm a bit confused by your question; what frequency are you referring to?

This clarification would greatly assist me in answering your question. (:


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