NCERT - Mathematics

Book: NCERT - Mathematics

Chapter: 5. Data Handling

Subject: Maths - Class 8th

Q. No. 1 of Exercises 5.1

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For which of these would you use a histogram to show the data?

(a) The number of letters for different areas in a postman’s bag.

(b) The height of competitors in an athletics meet.

(c) The number of cassettes produced by 5 companies.

(d) The number of passengers boarding trains from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at a station.

Give reasons for each.

while observing the given data we can conclude that data in (b) and (d) can be represented using a histogram.

Now, these data can be arranged in class intervals.

This is what is required to depict a histogram.

There should be no gap between two bars


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