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# GraphsTablesDiagrams

### Graphs, Tables, and Diagrams to study

Question | Answer |
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How do graphs represent data? | Through visual pictures of information |

How do diagrams represent data? | Through drawings of something that shows how it is put together, how it works, or how the parts relate to one another |

How do tables represent data? | Through rows and columns that organize words and numbers |

What is the difference in between a chart and a graph? | A table is a list; a chart is usually a picture or pictures. Charts can/do include graphs, bars, and pie charts to represent the information. |

What are the properties of a table? | A table presents the data as a table of rows and columns, and is used to see details and compare values. |

What are some types of Graphs/Charts? | Bar Graph Pie Chart Line Graph Pictogram (Pictograph) |

What are line graphs? | A line graph show sets of data points plotted over a time period and connected by straight lines. It has the added advantage of being able to show two or more sets of data in one chart. |

What are line graphs useful for displaying? | -Any set of figures that needs to be shown over time -Results from two or more groups compared over time -Data trends over time -Often the horizontal line shows time; the vertical line shows amounts |

What should you not use line graphs for? | If there is too many data points, small variations in values, or values that jump from being very small to very large. |

What are bar graphs? | Choose a column or a bar graph when you want to represent a simple comparison of data. Bar graphs show quantities represented by horizontal or vertical bars |

What are bar graphs useful for displaying? | -activity of one thing through time -several categories of results at once -data sets with few observation |

What types of bar graphs are there? | There are many types of bar graphs including a stacked bar graph which shows very detailed information. |

What can pie charts do? | Pie charts can quickly show proportions in relation to a whole, with each wedge usually representing a percentage of the total rather than raw numbers. |

What are pie charts useful for displaying? | -component parts of a whole in percentages which total 100% -budget, geographic or population analysis |

What should you NOT use a pie chart for? | DO NOT use a pie chart is there are too many divisions because it makes it too difficult to label and read. If possible, limit the number of divisions to eight or less. |

What does a pictogram do? | A pictogram is a graph which uses pictures or symbols to show information about how often something occurs to represent an assigned amount of data. |

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Mossfang