### Choosing the Appropriate Graph

```Bar Graph
 Display and compare data
Circle Graph
 Shows how a set of data is divided into parts
Venn diagram
 Shows relationships between two or more data sets
Line Plot
 Shows the frequency of values
Line Graph
 Shows how data changes over a period of time
Stem-and-Leaf Plot
 Shows how often data values occur and how they are
distributed
Choose the
Appropriate Graph
Which type of display would be
most appropriate to compare the
monthly rainfall for five cities?
A. Line Graph
B. Bar Graph
C. Circle Graph
D. Stem and Leaf Plot
The number of points scored
per game by the basketball
team during the season
 Line graph
The number of books read by
each student in third period
English class
 Line plot
The percentage of the variety
of cakes made by a bakery
 Circle graph
The number of magazine
subscriptions sold by each
member of the sales staff.
 Bar graph
The data gives the number of
books 25 students read last
summer. 7, 10, 8, 6, 0, 5, 3, 8, 12, 7,
2, 3, 8, 12, 7, 2, 5, 9, 10, 15, 8, 3, 1,
0, 4, 7, 10, 8, 2, 11
 Line Plot or
Stem – and - Leaf
Which type of graph would be
most appropriate to show the
distribution of daily high
temperatures for a month?
A. Circle graph
B. Venn diagram
C. Stem-and-leaf plot
D. Line graph
Which type of graph would be
most appropriate to compare the
price of the same TV at five
discount stores.
A. Stem-and-leaf plot
B. Bar graph
C. Circle graph
D. Line plot
The distribution of scores of a
professional golfer for 20
rounds of golf
 Stem-and-leaf
or
line plot
The change in weight over time
when the diet of a dog is changed.
 Line graph
or
bar graph
The number of points scored by
five different basketball players
in a game.
 Bar graph
The distribution of test scores
in a math class.
 Stem-and-leaf
or line plot
The students who are in the chess
club, the debating club, and the
computer club, and the students
who are in more than one of those
clubs.
 Venn diagram
The percent of total income a
family uses for rent, food,
clothing, entertainment,
savings and other expenditures
 Circle graph
The number of visitors to a
national park in each of the
past five years.
A. stem-and-leaf plot
B. Venn diagram
C. Circle graph
D. Line graph
The part of a whole group that
said yes, no, or no opinion in a
survey
A. stem-and –leaf plot
B. Venn diagram
C. Circle graph
D. Line plot
The distribution of heights of
30 boys in a gym class.
A. stem-and-leaf plot
B. Line graph
C. Venn diagram
D. Circle graph
The number of students in each
of four different clubs.
A. Circle graph
B. Bar graph
C. Line graph
D. Venn diagram
During one school year, Matt reads
16 books, Tama reads 22 books,
Rhonda reads 14 books, and
Francisco reads 20 books. Would a
line graph be an appropriate way
to display this data? Explain your
answer.
 No. A line graph displays changes over time, and this
data does not involve time.
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