# 16.5: Statistical Literacy

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Learning Objectives

• Stock Appreciation

Many financial web pages give you the option of using a linear or a logarithmic $$Y$$-axis. An example from Google Finance is shown below.

Example $$\PageIndex{1}$$: what do you think?

To get a straight line with the linear option chosen, the price would have to go up the same amount every time period. What would result in a straight line with the logarithmic option chosen?

Solution

The price would have to go up the same proportion every time period. For example, go up $$0.1\%$$ every day.

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