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This period is commonly known as the log phase, because it is a mathematical

consequence of the exponential formula, that the logarithm of the size appears as

a straight line when it is plotted as a

This period is commonly known as the log phase, because it is a mathematical

consequence of the exponential formula, that the logarithm of the size appears as

a straight line when it is plotted as a

**graph**against the time. This has been done ...Page 98

... and does not demand too much logical precision. Everyone knows that one of

the standard mathematical ways to express a relation between two things, x and

y, is to make a

...

... and does not demand too much logical precision. Everyone knows that one of

the standard mathematical ways to express a relation between two things, x and

y, is to make a

**graph**of them. A**graph**of x against y can be drawn on a flat sheet...

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To determine the likely level of personal incomes in the future in various

countries of the world they draw the best straight line through the points in the

incomes against growth

assumption is ...

To determine the likely level of personal incomes in the future in various

countries of the world they draw the best straight line through the points in the

incomes against growth

**graph**and extrapolate this line into the future. Theassumption is ...

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