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    Alright so whne I actually draw the graph... how exactly would I graph it like value wise. What exactly is constant rate and how would I show it being recorded every second?


    Sorry it sounds pretty simple but I'm kind of confused.
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    You won't draw it "value-wise", since you don't have any values provided. You are going to use an arbitrary scale.
    Anyway, here is the idea :
    - time = 0 seconds. There is no water, height = 0.
    - time = 1 second. There is a little height of water, say h.
    - time = 2 seconds. There is some more water, but not 2h, because the container gets larger and larger.
    - time = 3 seconds. Some more water, but it is even less than 3h, same reason.
    Etc ...

    Maybe you could actually have fun doing this problem
    If you have water and a standard glass near you, you can do the experiment. Each time, pour some water (always the same quantity of water), and record the height of the water on the graph. And see how it looks . This will help you understand even more than from a forum because you will actually know what you are doing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacterius View Post
    You won't draw it "value-wise", since you don't have any values provided. You are going to use an arbitrary scale.
    Anyway, here is the idea :
    - time = 0 seconds. There is no water, height = 0.
    - time = 1 second. There is a little height of water, say h.
    - time = 2 seconds. There is some more water, but not 2h, because the container gets larger and larger.
    - time = 3 seconds. Some more water, but it is even less than 3h, same reason.
    Etc ...

    Maybe you could actually have fun doing this problem
    If you have water and a standard glass near you, you can do the experiment. Each time, pour some water (always the same quantity of water), and record the height of the water on the graph. And see how it looks . This will help you understand even more than from a forum because you will actually know what you are doing

    Thanks for the help
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