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## What information should be on the x-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).

## How do you label the x-axis?

To properly label a graph, you should identify which variable the x-axis and y-axis each represent. Don’t forget to include units of measure (called scale) so readers can understand each quantity represented by those axes. Finally, add a title to the graph, usually in the form “y-axis variable vs. x-axis variable.”

**What is the purpose of the x-axis?**

The x-axis is the horizontal axis on a Cartesian plane. It is like a number line that tells you the x coordinate for a given point. It allows you to see where a point is on the x-axis by determining how far that point is to the right or the left of the origin.

**Why is time always on the x-axis?**

In any data set, the independent or X-variable is the one that was chosen or manipulated by the experimenter. For example, time is always an independent variable (and goes on the x-axis) because the experimenter is choosing which time points to take measurements at—1 second intervals, 5 minute intervals, etc.

### What do you mean by value axis?

Usually refers to the vertical axis in 2D charts and graphs, which shows the values being measured or compared. In 3D charts, the z-axis is usually the value 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.

**What is an example of x-axis?**

X-axis is a horizontal axis. An example of an x-axis is the line across the bottom of a chart. The horizontal (H), or nearest horizontal, plane on a two- or three-dimensional grid, chart, or graph in a Cartesian coordinate system.

**What is the x-axis in algebra?**

An x-axis is one of the axes of a two- or three-dimensional graph. The x-axis is the horizontal plane of a graph in a Cartesian coordinate system, which gives a numerical value to each point along the horizontal x-axis, as well as the vertical y-axis (in a two-dimensional graph).

## Is the x-axis horizontal?

The horizontal axis is usually called the x-axis. The vertical axis is usually called the y-axis.

## Does money go on the x-axis?

When drawing the supply and demand for loanable funds, the interest rate is on the vertical axis, while savings and investment are on the horizontal. When drawing the supply and demand for money, the interest rate is on the vertical axis and money supply and demand are on the horizontal.

**What is the another name of value axis?**

Also called axis of ordinates. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually vertical, along which the ordinate is measured and from which the abscissa is measured. (in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of y are measured and at which both x and z equal zero.

**What is the difference between category axis and value axis?**

Axes come in two types: category and value. Category axes show the names of the chart’s categories. Labels showing the category names appear between ticks. Value axes show numbers against which the data points are plotted.

### Does price go on the x axis?

Small horizontal lines extend to the left and right of the vertical bar to show the open and close prices. Unlike the bar graph, the price bar only covers relevant prices and does not extend all the way up from the x-axis . A bar graph is a way to display information.

### What comes first on a graph X or y axis?

The x-axis comes first, and then the y-axis. For the point (1,2), the x- coordinate is 1 and the y- coordinate is 2. Here’s how we’d plot that on a graph: Any other point is plotted in the exact same manner.

**Does time go on the x axis?**

Time will always go on the x-axis, since it is independent of anything else. When we graph mass and volume we will pout the volume on the x-axis, for reasons that are not quite obvious yet. When picking your axis it is import to know the values you have to graph.

**Does time go on the X or y axis?**

Generally, time is always on the x-axis , because it allows for other quantities to be represented as functions of time, which is useful in physics. Time is also, in most cases, independent of other variables, which conventionally means that it should be on the x-axis.