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# When a line on a graph is going up, what does that mean?

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Antonietta Nikolaus

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By a line going up on a graph, if your referring to correlations, then a line in the diagonal upwards direction would mean a positive correlation.

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Robert Stockwell

The equation of the line has an increasing gradient.

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Catriona

(Assuming it’s a straight line going from bottom left to top right) it means that the line has a positive gradient and shows that there’s a positive relationship between the 2 variables

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This shows a potential relationship between the 2 variables. This is known as a correlation. Upwards = positive.

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Sam Smith

Hi Antonietta,

that means the line of the graph has a positive gradient. Therefore, as the value for x increases the value of y also increases!

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Sony Abraham

This means the slope is positive

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Alisha BEGUM

Strong correlation

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It means that gradient and rate of change is positive. The y values increasing with x values.

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It is positive slope which means that as the input (x-axis) increases so does the output (y-axis). In other words when x is bigger than y has to get bigger.

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Koushar Shaikh

It means that the line has a positive correlation

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Tahira Parveen

It means that the factors identified on X-axis and Y-axis both are on rising side. For example in Expectations for Dividend every one starts purchasing share of a company that has announced dividend. In this case the graph line of share price goes upwards till the time dividend is paid out. After the payment point the share price starts declining and it is the point that it is Ex- Dividend.

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That the graph has a positive gradient

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It means that as the x value is increasing, so does the y value. The linear relationship has a positive gradient, an increasing trend.

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Rajbir Virdi

when a line is going up, it means the gradient is positive so the 'm' in y=mx+c is positive.

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