# What is a line plot

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A line plot is a graphical way of showing data on a number line and above the number line, dots or ‘x’ marks are placed above a certain number in order to represent the frequency of a certain category or data. A line plot is a simple and an easy way of showing how much data is available for a certain number on the given number line. Line plots are simple to understand and easy to draw to compare various given information.

Example 1: Given below is the line plot showing the number of children who made greeting cards. How many children made 2 greeting cards?

Given above is the line plot, where ‘x’ represents the number of children who made certain number of greeting cards.
We can clearly see that there are 4 ‘x’ above number 2 on the number line.

So 4 children made 2 greeting cards!

Example 2: Given below is the line plot showing the number of children who ate cookies. How many children ate 3 cookies?

Given above is the line plot, where ‘x’ represents the number of children who ate certain number of cookies.
We can clearly see that there are 2 ‘x’ above number 3 on the number line.

So 2 children ate 3 cookies!