Can anyone confirm this?(i.redd.it)

What’s with the slope after 19 going into 20? Shouldn’t it be a steady incline until 20 and then cliff to a 90 degree angle?

I suspect that the person who made this didn't realize that such a thing was possible. But I also think that would be slightly misleading as well.

Most accurate would be simply two straight lines that aren't connected (one diagonal until you reach 20, and then one flat one beginning at x= 20 and y=0). The cliff wouldn't exist because there isn't any data in the area occupied by that portion of the function.

Most accurate would probably be a bar chart, since we are grouping people with the same age together.

A continuous graph would mean that the y-axis has to be a pregnancy density

DENSE

Yeah, osmium babies are the worst.

While technically true, graphs connect data points, that's kind of the point.

Haha, this all started out of a desire to get technical anyway, right?

I disagree though. A graph is just a visual representation of data, and there are multiple types, such as bar graphs, that don't connect points.

In this case, the goal is knowing what y value corresponds to each x value. Having a 90 degree drop breaks one of the fundamental rules of a function: that each x value can only return one y value.

And in the graph that I described, the points would still be connected, but only in the x dimension.

Guessing they go by moment of birth. Pregnant at 19, birth at 20.

I think it's supposed to look like someone doing it doggy style

It's due to the graph having having one datapoint pr year and then just having them connected.

It shows why choosing the right graph type for the data type is important.

That's what it would have looked like before they connected up the dots

Didn’t you know that you only get half as pregnant at 19 & 1/2 years old?

no it's supposed to be a study slope because they're not just going to have babies at the age of 19 directly and then stop right after 19 are going to keep going until 20

There’s also 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, so on until you actually hit 20. So, the year between 19-20 can still be considered teenage year.