Help me understand these graphing instructions?

Plot years along the x-axis and label this axis Time. Start at 8000 BC, letting each inch equal 1000 years. Attention: set your scales carefully; the data points are not uniformly spaced.

My paper is only 11 inches across and these are the x values:

8000 BC

4000 BC

500 BC

AD 500

AD 1000

AD 1500

AD 1700

AD 1900

AD 1950

AD 1980

AD 2000

I don't know how to graph it while still abiding by the directions, help? :(

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  • 1 decade ago
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    draw a 10 inch horizontal line and put dots on each interval of 1 inch to represent 1000 years. You can also put the years of those dots, but knowing that they each separate 1000 years, you should be able to estimate where the values you need to enter are. For example, 2000AD would be at the right end of your horizontal line, with 1900, 1950, and 1980 only a tad before it. Hope this helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    8000 BC

    4000 BC

    500 BC

    AD 500

    AD 1000

    AD 1500

    AD 1700

    AD 1900

    AD 1950

    AD 1980

    AD 2000

    Something like what I did above. If every line were 500 years, than there would be 8 between 4000 and 8000, 2 between 500 BC and 500 AD, 1 between 500 AD and 1000 AD, a little less than half between 1500 and 1700... etc,

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