Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rick Santorum Helps Me Out (Mathematically, That Is)

I was looking for an interesting graph for my College Algebra students today, and this is one that I came across.  It shows the poll numbers for the Republican Primary candidates in Michigan.  The graph comes from Talking Points Memo.
Image from talkingpointsmemo.com
To put it mildly, I am not a supporter of Rick Santorum's politics.  With that said, this graph is interesting mathematically.  It has a local minimum, local maximum, and inflection point (which is hard to see).  What else could I ask for?

Comments are off to head off any political bickering that is not math related.