luka

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as i say i dont understand information presented visually can you put it into words, your interpreation of it
 

mixed_biscuits

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Basically, counting up by 1 step on a log scale multiplies by 10.

So a Richter scale 9 earthquake in Japan is not 3 times worse than a scale 3 earthquake in Somerset, but 1,000,000 worse, cos you're multiplying by 10 six times. This can be confirmed by observation.

The FT are making the situation now look half as bad rather than ten times less serious.
 
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Mr. Tea

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you wouldnt notice that unless you looked really closely. seems a bit sneaky/underhand.
Well a lot of graphs of this sort have been presented like this since the beginning - then again, it depends on the person viewing it having the training to expect that graphs might be presented this way - so I suppose it's a moot point.
 

Mr. Tea

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I'm sure you wouldn't take it as at all pejorative to say you're not really the FT's intended audience.
 
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