Histograms Flashcards

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What is a histogram?

A histogram is a type of graph that looks like a bar chart but is used to show the frequency of data across intervals, representing the distribution of continuous data.

How do histograms differ from bar charts?

Histograms show the frequency of data within intervals, have touching bars to highlight continuous data, and all bars have the same width.

Bar charts compare different groups of data with separate bars.

What do the x-axis and y-axis represent in a histogram?

In a histogram, the x-axis represents intervals of the total data range, and the y-axis shows the frequency of occurrences within each interval.

Why are the bars in a histogram touching?

The bars in a histogram are touching to highlight the continuous nature of the data.

Give an example of when a histogram might be used.

A histogram might be used to analyse the varying heights of trees in an orchard, frequencies of earthquakes at each magnitude on the Richter Scale, or different test scores achieved by a year group in a subject.

How do you interpret the height and width of bars in a histogram?

The height of each bar represents the frequency of scores within each interval, and the width of each bar represents the interval range of scores.

For example, if the tallest bar is between 50-59, it shows more students scored in this range than any other.

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