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What does "relate" mean in this scientific context (equation)? Context: There is a diagram with two axes X (velocity) and z (Substrate contraction), the result is a curve between the two. The text says: " The resulting curve is described by the Michaelis-Menten equation, which was derived by biochemists Leonor Michaelis and Maud Menten. It relates reaction velocity (v) to substrate concentration (S) using Vmax and the Michaelis constant. 1- Does relate here mean: "calculate the ratio of A to B"? 2- Another confusing point: "it" in the last sentence refers to the curve or the equation??
Jun 15, 2013 11:25 PM
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You've done maths? Usually there is a y axis and an x-axis. The line or curve espressos the relationship of "x" to "y". If y = 2x, then this is called a relation.
June 16, 2013
"Relates" in this context means "it uses", "combines", "associates".
June 16, 2013
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