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Topic: Equations of a Straight Line with multiple points
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Torsten Hennig

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Re: Equations of a Straight Line with multiple points
Posted: Dec 7, 2012 7:37 AM
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> I'd like to create a formula that create multiple
> straight lines. It all has to be in one single
> formula. For example:
> p1(0,0)
> p2(1,4)
> p3(2,9)
> p4(5,9)
> The slope should always be 0 and at any given point
> the y value should jump to the y value.
> Is this possible at all? If not, would it be possible
> if I just do a linear interpolation. If so, how can I
> get the correct formula?
> thanks

I see now: the slope should always be 0 - so no linear, but a constant approximation is what you are looking for.
L(x)= 0*(x>=0)*(x<1) + 4*(x>=1)*(x<2) + 9*(x>=2)*(x<=5)

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