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Pictograms use images to represent data (Figure 17). A key is needed in order for a pictogram to make sense.

A pictogram showing cupcake sales.
Figure 17 A pictogram of cupcakes sold

Since one cupcake image represents 6 cupcakes sold, you can see that 30 cupcakes (5 × 6) were sold on Monday and 15 cupcakes (2½ × 6) were sold on Tuesday.