## Which of the following could lead to a misleading graph? The x- and y-axes start at zero, The intervals on the y-axis are incons

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The x- and y-axes start at zero,
The intervals on the y-axis are inconsistent
The intervals on the y-axis and the intervals on the x-axis are different
Differing heights are used on a bar graph.

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1 week 2021-09-15T23:09:06+00:00 2 Answers 0

The intervals on the y-axis are inconsistent.

Step-by-step explanation:

The x- and y-axes start at 0 – this is what graphs normally start with – it is out of the norm to not start at 0.

The intervals on the y-axis are inconsistent – this can cause a problem – we humans tend to judge a graph on height, so changing some of the intervals can mess up a human’s actions based on the graph,for example people might think more positively or negatively of a brand or company, and even a totally different view.

The intervals on the y and x-axis are different – they can be different for particular reasons, for example a company might want to put time intervals in months on the x-axis and revenue in dollars on the y-axis – sometimes it is just necessary.

Differing heights are used on a bar graph – this allows us to compare data – without it we would not be able to do much with it.