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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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Darah Al Ghawi

This means that as x increases, the y is also increasing. So it is a positive slope meaning an increase

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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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When a line on a graph is going up, it means that there is a positive gradient

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That the graph has a positive gradient

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Jasmine Agyakwa

It means the line has a positive gradient and that the rate of change of the y component increases as the x component increases.

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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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