we use graphs to represent all sorts of information in our lives. we find a graph to help us see patterns that we might otherwise not be able to discern, as well as visualize data in graphs. in this graph however, the data was missing some crucial information. in other words, the graph was not in a proper scale. we were confused…and we were furious.

In the graph below, you can see that the blue line crosses a straight line and thus is not technically a straight line. You might think it is, but technically, the graph is representing a series of data points that all lie on, or nearly on, the same x-axis, where the blue line has shifted towards the right side.

It’s an easy fix: In other words, we don’t need to be so stressed out about why the graph has shifted towards the right. That is, it’s an easy fix to simply re-examine the graph to make sure our information is displayed properly. If we can re-examine it and see that the graph represents a series of data points that all lie on, or nearly on, the same x-axis, we don’t need to stress about the missing information.

When I wrote this blog it was a bit of a relief for me to read all the things I had been thinking about and writing about for such a long time. What I had written was an answer to why the line graph doesn’t reflect the actual graph line. The same can be said about the line graph (see graph below right). We can check the validity of the line graph by referring to the picture graph on the left.

Sometimes we don’t realise how we have taken something for granted. If you ever have a conversation with a friend, tell them you are just starting to write a blog. Then you will have a clearer idea of the challenges of doing something you have always done by simply telling them how it has become a part of your everyday routine. Old post: In the past 5 years, I have seen a tremendous increase in the quality of life for my clients.


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