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Bar graphs are a type of graph that visually displays information using a series of bars, rectangles, or objects.

For example, the bar graph to the left shows the relative number of students according to their age.

How to draw a bar graph
Favorite Color Number of Students
Red 22
Blue 15
Green 11
Black 5
Pink 2
For the following example, we will make a bar graph of the data set to the right, giving information about a group of children's favorite color.

1. Look at your data to determine how big your bar graph should be and whether horizontal or vertical bars will fit better on your paper. Decide the scale your bar graph will have. This is determined by the biggest and the smallest numbers in your data set. In the data from our example, the biggest number is 22; the smallest is 2. In this case, a scale showing multiples of 5 makes creating and reading the graph easier. Label the scale on your graph.

2. Decide how wide the other axis should be to show all of the type of data (5 colors in this case). Label this axis of your graph.

3. Draw the rectangles the right length to represent the data. Pick a good width for the data bars. Color coding can make a graph easier to read.

4. Give your graph a title.

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