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## How do you label X and y-axis on a graph?

Titling the Graph The proper form for a graph title is “y-axis variable vs. x-axis variable.” For example, if you were comparing the the amount of fertilizer to how much a plant grew, the amount of fertilizer would be the independent, or x-axis variable and the growth would be the dependent, or y-axis variable.

## What does label x and y-axis mean?

What do you label the x-axis? The independent variable belongs on the x-axis (horizontal line) of the graph and the dependent variable belongs on the y-axis (vertical line).

**What is the y-axis label on a graph?**

In a chart you create, axis labels are shown below the horizontal (category, or “X”) axis, next to the vertical (value, or “Y”) axis, and next to the depth axis (in a 3-D chart). Your chart uses text from its source data for these axis labels.

### Do you label the x or y-axis first?

x-coordinate

The x-coordinate always comes first, followed by the y-coordinate. As you can see in the coordinate grid below, the ordered pairs (3,4) and (4,3) are two different points!

### How do I label the y-axis in Google Sheets?

Change axis titles & tick marks

- On your computer, open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
- Double-click the chart you want to change.
- At the right, click Customize.
- Click Chart & axis title.
- Next to “Type,” choose which title you want to change.
- Under “Title text,” enter a title.
- Make changes to the title and font.

**What does Y x mean on a graph?**

Difference Between X and Y-Axis Graph

x-axis of a graph | y-axis of a graph |
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The x-axis is called abscissa. | The y-axis is called ordinate. |

The variables on the x-axis represent the cause of the data. | The variables on the y-axis represent the effect of the cause of the data. |

#### How do you find X and Y coordinates?

To find out the coordinates of a point in the coordinate system you do the opposite. Begin at the point and follow a vertical line either up or down to the x-axis. There is your x-coordinate. And then do the same but following a horizontal line to find the y-coordinate.

#### What is the label on a bar graph?

Labels that tell you what each bar means. This could be a key or just a label underneath the line that runs along the bottom of the bar graph (the horizontal axis). The line going up the left-hand side of the bar graph (the vertical axis) must have numbers at equal intervals (a scale).

**What are the axis labels?**

Axis labels are text that mark major divisions on a chart. Category axis labels show category names; value axis labels show values.

## Where is the X and y-axis on a bar graph?

The vertical axis of the bar graph is called the y-axis, while the bottom of a bar graph is called the x-axis. When interpreting a bar graph, the length of the bars/columns determines the value as described on the y-axis.

## Where does the X go on a graph?

Scientists like to say that the “independent” variable goes on the x-axis (the bottom, horizontal one) and the “dependent” variable goes on the y-axis (the left side, vertical one).