FAQ: Misleading and Confusing Graphs - Axes

This community-built FAQ covers the “Axes” exercise from the lesson “Misleading and Confusing Graphs”.

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I think the graphs are incorrect here no? I’m not sure what difference we’re supposed to be seeing/interpreting - they’re showing different data.

Can someone please help me with this?

I can’t seem to see any difference between the two graphs except the scale. How do they illustrate the concept being taught?

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I think what they’re trying to teach is that the chart to the left misleads and the one on the right is most accurate, and show the data like it should.