First example.
I want to study the link between
the DA (A: air) distance in a crow line from Genoa to other places in Northern Italy and
the DS (S: street) distance along the road.
I collect data relating to the minimum road distances from Genoa of the provincial capitals of Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto
and those relating to the distances in the crow flies:55, 70, 155, 160, 155, 115, 105, 165, 110, 115, 85, 165, 110, 155, 105 85, 115, 205, 230, 185, 185, 145, 240, 140, 155, 125, 290, 170, 195, 135 I put (0,0) as "fixed point". I get (rounding): y = 1.42 x. |

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Second example.A sample of "ideal gas". y: approximate values (with some units of uncertainty) of the temperature in degrees Celsius; x: corresponding pressure values (in mm of mercury). x: 65, 75, 85, 95, 105 y: -21, 18, 43, 95, 127 I get (rounding): y = 3.73 x − 264.65 (264.65 is close to −273). |

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**Third example**.

In an experiment on the growth of wheat during the winter, the average temperature (in °C) of the soil at a depth of 8 cm (x) and the days necessary for sprouting (y) are recorded.
Is there a relationship between soil temperature and sprouting time? Can we mathematize this relationship?

x: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5

y: 40, 36, 32, 27, 23, 19, 19, 20

We can roughly express the relationship with the function: y = −6.4·x + 70 (if x ≤ 8).

How to** graphically represent **what was obtained: see** here**.