# SOLUTION: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a table? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a graph?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Graphs Question 7760: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a table? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a graph?Answer by prince_abubu(198)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Table Advantages: It's easy to see the relationship between the input value and the output value. If you were given a few pairs of numbers (the inputs and their corresponding output values), they'll ask you to find a common pattern between the pair, aka, how you got from the input value to the output value. Disadvantages: It doesn't click with the more visually-oriented audience. You can only readily see increasing and decreasing values as the x-value increments uniformly (aka, the x-values are evenly spaced apart). It's tough to find, say, the y-intercept if the x-value 0 and its pair is not given, or the slope. You have to run a series of tests to determine what kind of function the relationship between x and y is (whether it's linear, exponential, quadratic, etc.). --------------------------------------------------------- Graph Advantages: There are some things that an actual visual cue clarifies such as slope, y-intercept, maximum and minimum points in a graph, reflections, asymptotes (in Algebra II), concavity (in Calculus) and many more. It's also easy to recognize a curve to tell what kind of function it is. Disadvantages: Cumbersome, Tedious, Tiring, extremely inaccurate if you try to draw it free-hand, extremely inconvenient if you have to plot fractions or decimal numbers (which adds to the inaccuracy headache).