write an equation that relates x and y

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- Nov 27th 2005, 06:40 PMahsas23graphing
write an equation that relates x and y

- Nov 27th 2005, 10:27 PMrgep
I think there must be more to the question than this -- there are rather a lot of equations relating x and y that one might come up with. Here are a few. y as a function of x: y = mx+c (straight line); y = x^2 (parabola); y = exp(x) (exponential). Curves: (x-h)^2 + (y-k)^2 = r^2 (circle), x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 = 1 (ellipse), xy=1 (rectangular hypberola), y^2 = x^3 + Ax + B (elliptic curve, NB not an ellipse), ...

Go to http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/Curves.html for a lot more about curves and their equations. - Nov 28th 2005, 02:10 AMticbolQuote:

Originally Posted by**ahsas23**

y = x

The graph of that is a straight line at 45 degrees from the x-axis. It passes the origin (0,0). It is continuos from after negative infinity to before positive infinity, meaning, there is no end to it.