How to Measure the Shift in Two Graphs

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Measuring the shift in two graphs will require you to pay close attention to the X and Y axis. Measure the shift in two graphs with help from a math professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Rachel, and today we're going to be going over how to measure a shift in two graphs. So, let's say we've graphed this line here, Y equals, you know, X right here, right through the origin and we also have this line up here, Y equals X plus 5 and this is Y equals X. So we want to see what shift took place. Well we are going to measure the rise over the run. In this case it rose up 5 right, because this is 0 and this is 5 and it did not go to this side at all. So the shift is just up 5. If for example, it went up 5 and then over 1, over here and the line was over here, it would be up 5 and then over 1 in the positive direction, right, to the right, one. So you are literally always going to count the rise over the run, just like in slope. That can also be how much it went down and how much it went over in the negative direction as well. I'm Rachel and then you for learning with me today.


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