#### Solved Examples and Worksheet for Interpreting Bar Graphs

Q1The graph shows the amount of money deposited by Tommy into his savings account for 6 years. Find the amount deposited in 1999.

A. $750 B.$800
C. $650 D.$300

Step: 1
The height of the bar corresponding to year 1999 represents the amount deposited during the year.
Step: 2
From the graph, the amount of money deposited in 1999 is $300. Correct Answer is :$300
Q2The graph shows the number of apples Edward sold during the past 5 days. How many apples did Edward sell on Tuesday?

A. 30
B. 10
C. 20
D. 40

Step: 1
The heights of the bars in the bar graph represent the number of apples sold by Edward during the past five days.
Step: 2
Note the height of the bar for Tuesday.
Step: 3
The height of the bar on Tuesday is 30.
Step: 4
Edward sold 30 apples on Tuesday.
Correct Answer is :   30
Q3The graph represents the number of nickels, dimes and quarters in Bill's coin collection. How many nickels are there in his collection?

A. 30
B. 60
C. 50
D. 40

Step: 1
The heights of the bars in the bar graph represent the number of nickels, dimes and quarters in Bill's coin collection.
Step: 2
Note the height of the bar representing the number of nickels.
Step: 3
The height of the bar representing the number of nickels is 40.
Step: 4
Bill's collection contains 40 nickels.
Correct Answer is :   40
Q4The bar graph shows the number of different colored candles in a box. Find the number of red candles in the box.

A. 30
B. 25
C. 15
D. 20

Step: 1
The bar above 'red' reaches 25 on the scale.
Step: 2
So, the number of red candles in the box is 25.
Correct Answer is :   25
Q5The bar graph shows the temperatures recorded on May 3rd, in three different states. Which state recorded the maximum temperature?

A. Arizona
B. Texas
C. Michigan

Step: 1
The height of each bar indicates the temperature in a particular state.
Step: 2
From the graph, we observe that the bar above Arizona is the tallest. So, among the three states, Arizona recorded the maximum temperature (more than 80oF).
Correct Answer is :   Arizona
Q6A box contains four different types of pens: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, and Type 4. Find the number of Type 1 pens in the box.

A. 10
B. 13
C. 7
D. 12

Step: 1
The height of each bar in the graph is a measure of the number of pens of the particular type.
Step: 2
The bar above Type 1 reaches 13 on the scale.
Step: 3
So, there are 13 pens of Type 1 in the box.
Correct Answer is :   13
Q7A teacher asked her class which school subject was the most interesting to them. How many students enjoy Math the most?

A. 24
B. 23
C. 22
D. 20

Step: 1
The height of the bar above each subject represents the number of books present on that particular subject.
Step: 2
The bar above the subject Math reaches 24 on the scale.
Step: 3
So, there are 24 students who like Math best.
Correct Answer is :   24
Q8The bar graph shows the number of Action Figures with different hair colors. Find the number of Action figures having orange hair.

A. 4
B. 6
C. 7
D. 5

Step: 1
The height of each bar indicates the number of Action Figures having the corresponding hair color.
Step: 2
The bar above orange reaches 4 on the scale.
Step: 3
So, the number of Action Figures having orange hair is 4.
Correct Answer is :   4
Q9Use the bar graph to answer the question.

How many Type 2 houses are there in a colony?

A. 12
B. 7
C. 13
D. 10

Step: 1
In the graph shown, observe that the height of the bar representing Type 2 houses is 7.
Step: 2
So, the number of Type 2 houses in a colony is 7.
Correct Answer is :   7
Q10The bar graph shows the result of a survey conducted to know the favorite sport of the people in a city. How many people liked softball?

A. 20
B. 40
C. 50

Step: 1
The bar for the softball reaches 40 on the scale.
Step: 2
So, 40 people liked softball.
Correct Answer is :   40
Q11The bar graph shows the fruits purchased by Susan. What is the maximum value?

A. 4
B. 10
C. 8
D. 6

Step: 1
Maximum value is the highest number of fruits purchased by Susan.
Step: 2
The maximum value of the data = Number of Mangoes purchased by Susan = 8
[From the graph.]
Step: 3
The maximum value of the data is 8.
Correct Answer is :   8
Q12Mrs. Smith asked her students their favorite crisps flavor. The bar graph below shows the favorite flavor liked by the students.Which flavor was liked the least?

A. Cheese and onion
B. Salt and Vinegar
C. Worcester sauce
D. Bacon

Step: 1
The height of each bar indicates the number of votes given for each Crisp flavor.
Step: 2
From the graph, we observe that the bar above Bacon is the smallest. So, among the four flavors, Bacon was voted the least.
Step: 3
Therefore, the correct answer is Bacon
Correct Answer is :   Bacon
Q13The bar graph below shows how long animals can hold their breath.How long can a dolphin hold its breath?

A. 10 minutes
B. 12 minutes
C. 7 minutes
D. 19 minutes

Step: 1
The height of each bar indicates the number of minutes each animal can hold its breath.
Step: 2
From the graph, we observe that the height of the bar above Dolphins is 12.
Step: 3
Therefore, a Dolphin can hold its breath for 12 minutes.
Correct Answer is :   12 minutes
Q14The bar graph below shows the votes given by the students to their favorite pets.Which was the least favorite pet?

A. Rabbit
B. Goldfish
C. Dog
D. Cat

Step: 1
The height of each bar indicates the number of votes given for each pet.
Step: 2
From the graph, we observe that the bar above Rabbit is the smallest. So, among the four pets, Rabbit was the least favorite pet.
Step: 3
Therefore, the correct answer is Rabbit.
Correct Answer is :   Rabbit
Q15The bar graph below shows the votes given by the students to their favorite pets.How many of them like Goldfish?

A. 7
B. 10
C. 5
D. 9

Step: 1
The height of each bar indicates the number of votes given for each pet.
Step: 2
From the graph, we observe that the height of the bar above Goldfish is 9.
Step: 3
Therefore, 9 of them like Goldfish.
Correct Answer is :   9