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?


Number of greeting cards made

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?


Number of cookies present

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!


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