frequency table


Definition of Frequency Table

  • A Frequency Table is a table that lists items and uses tally marks to record and show the number of times they occur.

Examples of Frequency Table

  • The following frequency table shows the number of grade 2 students who chose Taco or Burger as their favorite bakery food.

Solved Example on Frequency Table

Josh made a frequency table of the scores his students got on a test.

Score

Frequency

Below 75

4

76 - 80

14

81 - 85

2

86 - 90

8

91 - 95

5

96 - 100

1

How many students got more than 85 marks?
Choices:
A. 14
B. 13
C. 17
D. 15
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1: In the frequency table, the frequency column represents the number of students who scored marks in the particular range.
Step 2: The number of students who scored above 85 marks = number of students who scored 86 - 90 marks + students who scored 91 - 95 marks + students who scored 96 - 100 marks
Step 3: = 8 + 5 + 1               [Substitute the values from the table.]
Step 4: = 14                          [Add.]
Step 5: So, 14 students got more than 85 marks.

Related Terms for Frequency Table

  • Tally
  • Frequency