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an investment firm creates a graph showing the performance of a specific stock over 12 months over the course of the years the price of the stock rising falling or staying the same so over this axis right over here the horizontal axis they have month by month and we move forward in time July August September October and in this axis the vertical axis we have the price so for example in July the price of this the price of this stock was a little over ten dollars then in August it moved up to looks like around eleven dollars and then we could keep going month by month and this type of graph right over here is called a line graph because you have the data points for each month and then we connected them with a line and the reason why we connect them with the line is to really see if there's some kind of a trend here to really show that these that you have something that's moving from one price to another and so lime grass tend to be used when you have something that's changing over time now that out of the way let's actually answer their question over the course of the year is the price of the stock rising falling or staying the same so on a month-to-month basis you have for example from July to August the price went up then from August to September the price went down then it went up for two months then it went down for a month then it went up for a couple of more months and it went really up from February to March went all the way up to almost seventeen dollars then it went down again and then it went then it kept going up again but they're asking us not you know did it go up every month they're saying over the course of the year over the course of the year is the price of the stock rising falling or staying the same and if you go from July which is where our data starts right over here our price was around ten dollars and even though there were a few months where it where it went down the overall trend is that the price is going up the overall trend is that the price is going up and you can even see that in July it was $10 and then by June of the next year it was approaching on and it looks like it's about almost a little over $16 maybe almost $17 so it actually had gone up a lot they don't give us July of the next year but the overall trend is definitely on the upwards direction right over here and you can see it just visually by looking at this line graph even those are a few bumps that go down the overall direction is upward