Contents

- 1 What does the mnemonic Drymix represent?
- 2 What does the I in mix stand for in graphing variables?
- 3 How do you remember which variable goes on which axis?
- 4 What does Hatplus stand for?
- 5 What is tails in a graph?
- 6 What does the M in dry mix stand for?
- 7 What are 4 things that all good graphs have?
- 8 What are the four main types of graphs?
- 9 What does mix stand for in graphing?
- 10 What does tails and dry mix stand for?
- 11 What is an axis label?
- 12 Which type of graph works best to show categories?
- 13 What do we put at the top of a graph?

## What does the mnemonic Drymix represent?

The mnemonic DRY MIX, for “dependent, responding, y-axis” and “manipulated, independent, x-axis,” can help students remember this point. Let’s look at the different types of graphs and which types of data are best represented by each.

## What does the I in mix stand for in graphing variables?

I = independent variable. X = graph information on the horizontal or x-axis.

## How do you remember which variable goes on which axis?

Scientists like to say that the “independent” variable goes on the x-axis (the bottom, horizontal one) and the “dependent” variable goes on the y-axis (the left side, vertical one).

## What does Hatplus stand for?

What does HATPLUS stand for? Headings for axes.

## What is tails in a graph?

A “tail” of a graph is a very visual concept. Essentially, a tail refers to the part of a graph of a distribution which tapers off on one side. Looking back at the graphs from above, we can see that the graph on the right has a long section (from around 1 onwards) where the graph tapers off.

## What does the M in dry mix stand for?

The acronym DRY MIX can be used to help you distinguish between these two types of variables. DRY stands for dependent, responding, Y axis, while MIX stands for manipulated, independent, X axis.

## What are 4 things that all good graphs have?

Essential Elements of Good Graphs:

- A title which describes the experiment.
- The graph should fill the space allotted for the graph.
- Each axis should be labeled with the quantity being measured and the units of measurement.
- Each data point should be plotted in the proper position.
- A line of best fit.

## What are the four main types of graphs?

The four most common are probably line graphs, bar graphs and histograms, pie charts, and Cartesian graphs. They are generally used for, and are best for, quite different things.

## What does mix stand for in graphing?

DRY MIX is an acronym to help you remember how variables are plotted on a graph. It also serves as a reminder that there are two names for each variable because scientists have not reached an agreement yet. D = dependent variable. R = responding variable. Y = graph information on the vertical axis.

## What does tails and dry mix stand for?

DRY stands for dependent, responding, Y axis, while MIX stands for manipulated, independent, X axis.

## What is an axis label?

Axis labels are text that mark major divisions on a chart. Category axis labels show category names; value axis labels show values.

## Which type of graph works best to show categories?

Area graphs are very similar to line graphs. They can be used to track changes over time for one or more groups. Area graphs are good to use when you are tracking the changes in two or more related groups that make up one whole category (for example public and private groups).

## What do we put at the top of a graph?

Graph Title: The title appears at the top of the graph and should describe the graph. Axis Labels: The labels that appear along the x and y-axes describing what is being measured.