Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 1 - The Science of Biology - Figure 1.8 - Data Analysis - Page 10: 1


$\sqrt[y] xx_{y}$ The constant factor leads to the constant increase from point-to-point. Reducing the constant factor will make less of an increase from point-to-point and thus will make the curve shallower.

Work Step by Step

To figure this out, notice that each point shown in Fig. 1.8 is 3 times greater (in y value) than the previous point. Use an imaginary lower constant factor: 2x. The data points would then be 2, 4, 8, 16, which is a shallower curve. You could graph this yourself if the point is not obvious in your imagination.
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