A bar graph is a graph that uses bars to show data. Every
bar graph has a Title at the top that tells you what the graph is about.
A bar
graph also has a Scale, which are the numbers listed on one side of
the graph. The other side of the graph has words. The
highest or longest bar has the most. The smallest or shortest bar
has the least or fewest.

Bar graphs may be vertical or horizontal.
Vertical means the bars go up and down. Horizontal means the bars go
across.

The horizontal bar graph below uses a Scale of two.
This means the numbers in the Scale count by two (2, 4, 6, 8, 10).
Be careful when the bar ends between two numbers.

If the bar ends between 4 and 6,
then the answer is 5.

If the bar ends between 8 and 10
then the answer is 9.

Look at the bar graph below. Answer the questions
that follow.

1. How many votes were there for Sunflower?

2. How many votes did Daisy get?

3. How many votes were there for Tulip?

4. How many votes did Rose receive?

5. How many votes were there for Marigold?

6. How many votes did Zinnia receive?

7. Which flower received the most votes?

8. Which flower received the fewest votes?

9. How many more votes were there for Rose
than Zinnia?

10. How many more votes were there for Sunflower
than Marigold?

11. What is the Title of the bar graph?

Favorite
Flowers

Kinds of
Flowers

Number of
Votes

12. What is the name of the Scale part of the bar graph?

Favorite
Flowers

Kinds of
Flowers

Number of
Votes

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