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Lesson 8.1: Choosing a Graph to Display Data



 1. 

Select the type of graph that you should use to display the data for the purpose stated.
To predict the population growth of Lethbridge in the future.
a.
bar graph
b.
pictograph
c.
scatter plot
d.
line graph
 

 2. 

Select the type of graph that you should use to display the data for the purpose stated.
To compare the amount spent in various categories of a family budget.
a.
bar graph
b.
circle graph
c.
scatter plot
d.
line graph
 

 3. 

Select the type of graph that you should use to display the data for the purpose stated.
To determine the most popular type of music listened to by teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16.
a.
bar graph
b.
circle graph
c.
line graph
d.
pictograph
 

 4. 

Select the type of graph that you should use to display the data for the purpose stated.
To look for a relationship between the number of hours students in your class study and the mark they receive in math.
a.
bar graph
b.
circle graph
c.
scatter plot
d.
line graph
 

 5. 

Select the term that best completes the sentence.
To look for a trend or relationship between two quantities it is best to use a _____.
a.
scatter plot
b.
bar graph
c.
circle graph
d.
pictograph
 

 6. 

Select the term that best completes the sentence.
To show data which are constantly changing over time it is best use a ___________.
a.
circle graph
b.
line graph
c.
pictograph
d.
bar graph
 

 7. 

You have found some data in the newspaper which lists the percent of students who have allergies.
Which type of graph would you use to display the data?
a.
scatter plot
b.
line graph
c.
circle graph
d.
bar graph
 

 8. 

You want to compare the quantity of the different types of recycled materials (glass, plastic, paper, cans) that your community recycles.
Which type of graph would you use to display the data?
a.
line graph
b.
pictograph
c.
circle graph
d.
scatter plot
 

 9. 

A group of citizens are protesting against using fertilizers and weed killers for lawns. They have collected data for the 6 major suburbs of their city. The data for each suburb tells them the number of households that use fertilizers and weed killers.
How should they organize and display their data on their posters in order to easily see the comparison between suburbs?
a.
line graph
b.
scatter plot
c.
bar graph
d.
circle graph
 

 10. 

Sandra works for a milk production company. She needs to know what type of milk (whole, 2%, 1%, fat-free) people drink, and what change has occurred over the years in people’s preference. She has data indicating the amount of each type milk consumed in the last ten years.

How should she display the data to clearly see the comparison between types of milk and the trends, if any, that have taken place in the last ten years?
a.
bar graph
b.
scatter plot
c.
circle graph
d.
line graph
 



 
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