Ratios and Proportions

Discussion: What Is My Data Saying?

You have a meeting coming up and you need some information to support what you will be saying to your boss and the others in attendance. What can you do? You can find some supportive data and create a graph to make your point visually appealing.

In this Discussion, you will find data that is modeled and analyze the results and forecast possible ways the data might change.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Look for examples in almanacs, newspapers , magazines, or on the Internet that could be modeled using linear, exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic functions.

  • After you review the different examples of how the data can be modeled in real life, choose one type of function to focus on it.
Find a graph or bar chart that represents a real situation where you could use a linear or exponential equation to model the data. Tells us about, and Identify the type of function that is being modeled and why you believe it to be this type. Also, Estimate the equation for the function.