This may seem a basic question but I am really struggling to work it out (maths and stats really not my strong point!) I'm currently hand drawing a scatter graph for my first Uni assignment and need to plot some data along the Y axis. On my X axis I have used increments of 2 squares (on the graph paper) in order to present percentages from 0-100. This part was simple but now I need to plot data on the Y axis. The smallest number I need to plot is 80,000 and the largest 240,000,000.
Really not sure how to do this without literally squashing my data into the graph...0.8 and 239.6 are the exact numbers I have been given, but there's a key that clearly indicates this is per 100,000 - so I have mulitiplied them by 100,000 so you have an idea of numbers I am dealing with. I will however need to plot with 0.8 as my lowest and 239.6 as my highest. I am going to round up to 240 in order to help with dividing the axis up equally. I just need to know how many increments, because whenever I divide 240 million by 30 squares or whatever that isn't working out...