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Bar Graph


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Bar Graph
Definition of Bar Graph


  • A bar graph is a graph that compares different amounts or values using vertical bars.


Example of Bar Graph

  • The bar graph below shows the?number of people who visited a park in different years.




The graph helps you compare the number of visitors between any two years.

Solved Example on Bar Graph

The bar graph shown represents the number of chocolates that Nina ate last week. On which day did she eat the most number of chocolates?

Choices:
A. Wednesday
B. Thursday
C. Sunday
D. Monday
Correct Answer: B
Solution:
Step 1: The bar for Thursday is the tallest in the bar graph shown.
Step 2: So, Nina ate the most number of chocolates on Thursday.

Related Terms for Bar Graph

  • Bar

  • Amount?


Real-world Connections for Bar Graph

  • Bar graphs are used to compare categorical data using vertical bars. Amount of rainfall on different days in a week, the favorite colors of grade 3 students, the number of students enrolled in different grades in a school in a particular academic year, etc. are a few of the examples where you use bar graphs.

  • You can use bar graphs to compare your test scores.


Additional Links for Bar Graph

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