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# Plotting the axis of a graph watch

1. This topic seems so simple that I can't find any information on the technical aspects of it.

How do you decide how much each box it supposed to represent?

Is the goal to fill up as much of the graph paper as possible?

Or is the goal to just choose points that are easy to plot, even is that only uses 55% of the paper?

Are there any rules such as the y axis should not be more than twice as long as the x axis?
2. (Original post by Bob752)
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There are no set rules. General guidelines are as you have - try to fill as much of the axis as you can, whilst using reasonable values for each "box". If you're going to read information off the graph, tick marks of 1,2,3, are far better than 1.5, 3, 4.5 even if they only partially fill the axis.

There's no requirement that y-axis should be less than twice the length of the x-axis.

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