BAR GRAPH

Definition of Bar Graph

A bar graph is a graph that compares different amounts using bars.

Examples of Bar Graph

    The bar graph below shows the number of people visited a park in different years.
    The graph helps you compare the number of visitors between any two years.

Video Examples: How To Make and Use a Bar Graph


Solved Example on Bar Graph

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

    Solved Example on Bar Graph
    Choices:
    A. Wednesday
    B. Thursday
    C. Sunday
    D. Monday
    Correct Answer: B

Solution:

    Step1: The bar for Thursday is the tallest in the bar graph shown
    Step2: So, Nina ate the most number of chocolates on Thursday.

Real-world Connections for Bar Graph

  • Bar graphs are used to compare categorical data using 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 examples where you use bar graphs.
  • You can use bar graphs to compare your test scores.

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