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Graphs That Display Data Practice Questions

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Updated on Oct 3, 2011

Graphs That Display Data Practice Questions

To review the following concepts, go to Graphs that Display Data Study Guide.

Problems

Practice 1

Use this table to answer the following question.

Graphs that Display Data

On Wednesday, at the ice cream parlor where Amy works, there's a special on free toppings.

If Ms. Taylor receives 17 free toppings with the ice cream she buys, how many scoops of ice cream did she buy?

Practice 2

Use the bar graph to answer the following questions.

South Orange School interviewed its students over seven years to compare how many students owned dogs to cats.

South Orange School Pet Owners Dogs vs. Cats (2002–2008)

  1. What is the name of the bar graph?
  2. Every year displayed on the bar graph shows that more people owned_____.
  3. In 2002, how many people owned dogs?
  4. In what year did 100 people own cats?
  5. How many more people owned cats than dogs in 2005?

Practice 3

 Use the following line graph to answer questions 1–4.

Weekly Rainfall

  1. What is the title of the line graph?
  2. What is the difference between rainfall in Portland and in Seattle in Week 3?
  3. For which week is the difference in rainfall the least?
  4. For which week is the difference the greatest?

Practice 4

Use the next pie chart to answer the following questions.

Bill's BBQ Joint uses various techniques to tell people about their world-famous ribs. Following is a pie chart showing how they break down every dollar used for advertising.

Bill’s BBQ Joint Advertising Budget

  1. What percent of Bill's BBQ Joint advertising dollar is spent on radio and TV?
  2. How many cents of each dollar does Bill's BBQ Joint spend on online advertising?
  3. On which advertising technique does Bill's BBQ Joint spend the most?

Practice 5

Use the next pictogram to answer the following questions.

Repairs Required during First Three Years for MP3 Players (per 100)

  1. What is the name of this pictogram?
  2. What does each symbol represent?
  3. How many more Brand A MP3 players per hundred needed repairs during the first three years than Brand T MP3 players per hundred?
  4. What percent of Brand Z MP3 players needed repairs during the first three years?
  5. How many more Brand Z MP3 players were sold than Brand P during the three years?

Practice 6

Show the following values on a stem-and-leaf plot.

12, 13, 21, 27, 33, 34, 35, 37, 40, 40, 41

Solutions

Practice 1

Look for the pattern in the free toppings. The difference between 2 and 5 is 3. The difference between 5 and 7 is 2. So, the pattern is 3, 2, 3, 2. That means that the next number of free toppings (for 6 scoops) would be 12 + 3, or 15, and the next (7 scoops) would be 15 + 2, or 17.

Practice 2

  1. South Orange School Pet Owners for Dogs vs. Cats (2002–2008)
  2. cats
  3. 30
  4. 2006
  5. 10

Practice 3

  1. Weekly Rainfall.
  2. Go to the Week 3 mark. There were 12 inches of rainfall for Seattle—each mark is two from the last. Multiply 12 by 100, because the axes label tells you that each mark is centimeters × 100: 12 × 100 = 1,200. There were 8 inches of rainfall for Portland—each mark is two from the last. Multiply by 100: 8 × 100 = 800. Now, subtract to find the difference: 1,200 – 800 = 400 centimeters.
  3. The lines are closest together at Week 6.
  4. The lines are farthest apart at Week 4.
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