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Re: Why gives Plot[GTK,{q,o,30}] negat. min. at q=15 ? (GTK:=1/3 q^2 - 10 q + 100)
*Subject*: [mg2191] Re: Why gives Plot[GTK,{q,o,30}] negat. min. at q=15 ? (GTK:=1/3 q^2 - 10 q + 100)
*From*: ianc (Ian Collier)
*Date*: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 06:24:41 GMT
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In article <45d1n0$63m at ralph.vnet.net>, txp at pi.net (JanHolland) wrote:
> Say GTK = ATC = Average Total Cost := 1/3 q^2 - 10 q + 100
>
> When I give Plot[GTK,{q,0,30}] the resulting graph gives a minimum
> below to X-axis at about q=15
>
> When I give q=15 and N[GTK] it evaluates correctly to GTK=25.
>
> What am I doing wrong ? Thanks for any effort you take !
>
> ------------- GMT 16.15
> Jan Holland
> txp at pi.net
> "A fact is a broken dream"
I think that if you look carefully at the axes the plot is correct.
Mathematica is drawing the x axis as the line y =30.
By default Mathematica focusses on the "interesting" areas of the
plot. In this case, since the minimum is at 25 it crops the plot
just below 25.
Try
Plot[GTK,{q,0,30},
PlotRange ->{0,100}]
I hope this helps,
--Ian
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