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graph

 [graf]
a diagram or curve representing data and varying relationships between sets of data.

graph

(graf), Do not confuse this word with graft.
1. A line or tracing denoting varying values of commodities, temperatures, urinary output, etc.; more generally, any geometric or pictorial representation of measurements that might otherwise be expressed in tabular form.
2. Visual display of the relationship between two variables, in which the values of one are plotted on the horizontal axis, the values of the other on the vertical axis; three-dimensional graphs that show relationships between three variables can be depicted and comprehended visually in two dimensions.
[G. graphō, to write]

graph

(graf) Do not confuse this word with graft.
1. A line or tracing denoting varying values of commodities, temperatures, urinary output, and the like; more generally, any geometric or pictorial representation of measurements that might otherwise be expressed in tabular form.
2. Visual display of the relationship between two variables, in which the values of one are plotted on the horizontal axis, the values of the other on the vertical axis; three-dimensional graphs that show relationships between three variables can be depicted and comprehended visually in two dimensions.
[G. graphō, to write]
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In three decision cases negative net income and earnings per share for one year in the series were not graphed. In these three cases the graphs of income and earnings per share for two companies included a vertical bar descending below the x-axis for the one year in which net income was negative.
Recall that the financial performance of the company with the best growth rates in both sales and income was always graphed correctly; improperly designed graphs were only developed for either the company with the medium or lowest growth rates.
Thus, we compared the proportion of times subjects chose to invest in the company with lowest growth rate when its performance was accurately graphed to the proportion of times they chose to invest in the lowest growth rate company when graphs of its financial performance were improperly designed.
Participants were more likely to choose to invest in the company with the lowest growth rate when its financial performance was graphed incorrectly than when the graphs were accurately drawn.
In the other eight cases the financial performance of the company with the lowest growth rate was inaccurately graphed, but the graphs of the financial performance of the medium growth rate company were accurately drawn.
When the lowest growth rate company's financial data was graphed accurately, participants correctly chose not to invest in that company 96.92 percent of the time.