In the Hyperbolic (inverse) what method should be used to linearize the data?

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When a variable y is inversely proportional to a variable x, the graph when y is plotted against x takes on the shape of a hyperbola.

To linearize the graph plot y against 1/x instead of y against x.

For instance, if y is inversely proportional to x and the two are plotted the resulting graph is of the form:

The graph can be linearized by plotting y against 1/x. The resulting graph is of the form:

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