IB Math SL Type 2 Portfolio. Fish production
Name: Christiaan Lamprecht Candidate Number: 001179-009 Page 3
Suggestion of models
The trends in the graph results in a number of models or functions that may be associated withthe particular set of points in the graph, a number of models can be suggested for the graphsuch as:
A polynomial graph is represented by an increase and decrease of the points on a graph,which this graph illustrates a lot, because a polynomial graph is usually defined as collection of upward anddownward curves, therefore it is the best way to describe the graph above.
The graph displays a constant or linear increase in a number of areas on the graph and as awhole, the graph also appears to be increasing as the total mass of fish increases every year with theexception of some decreases. Therefore, a linear model can be used to describe the graph.
The graph, mostly from the year 1988, shows the shape of a cubic graph or what the graph of a cubic function may look like, as it shows an upward and downward sloping shape of the graph, which can be related to a cubic function, hence the graph can also be interpreted bya cubic function or model
Analytical Development of models to relate with data points:
To develop a suitable model/s for the data points on the graph, we should split the graph intoa number of sections relating to the trends of the graph I discussed earlier. The table of data provided for us has been divided into 3 different pieces or
which you can also seein the graph. As different trends are seen in the graph reflected in the different intervals of thegraph, I will separate the graph into 3 different sections and for each interval I will beanalysing and make a suitable model. The 3 different sections I will be using are:
For a better visual picture of the sections, I plotted a graph for each