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Lesson 8.4: Changing the Scale of a Graph



 1. 

These two graphs show the attendance for home games of the Canadian NHL teams.
                             Graph 1                                                          Graph 2
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Which graph seems to show that the attendance for home games between teams is very different?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 2. 

Which graph in question 1 seems to show that the attendance is about the same for each team?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 3. 

Al’s Pizza Parlour has kept track of the pizza toppings ordered by the students at a nearby school.
                         Graph 1                                                            Graph 2
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Which graph can be used to best show which topping is the least favourite?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 4. 

Which graph from question 3 shows the four most popular toppings more clearly?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 5. 

These bar graphs show the heights of students in the Grade 8 class.
Graph 1
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Graph 2
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Which graph show that most students are between 150 and 159 cm tall?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 6. 

Which graph from question 5 shows that most students are between 155 and 159 cm?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 7. 

These line graphs show the monthly heating costs from January to June.
Graph 1
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Graph 2
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Which graph shows a gradual decrease in costs?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 8. 

Which graph from question 7 shows a dramatic decrease in the cost of heating?
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 9. 

These line graphs show the Earth’s population at various times in the last 250 years.
                      Graph 1                                                          Graph 2
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Which graph shows a slight change in the Earth’s population in the last 250 years.
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 

 10. 

Which graph in question 9 shows a dramatic increase in the Earth’s population in the last 250 years.
a.
Graph 1
b.
Graph 2
 



 
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