Diagrams, charts and graphs

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# 2.4.1 Try some yourself

## Activity 13

The frequency diagram below shows the numbers of people in different age groups in a sample of the UK population.

• (a) What is the width of each age group?

• (b) Which age group contains the largest number of people?

• (a) The width of each age group is 10 years. For example, the ten ages 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 years make up the first age group.

• (b) The largest number of people are in the age group 10 and above but less than 20 years.

## Activity 14

The bar chart below represents the numbers of cars predicted to be sold by one company in nine successive years.

• (a) How many cars were predicted to be sold in 2010?

• (b) How many cars were predicted to be sold in 2015?

• (c) What does the bar chart suggest about the pattern of predicted sales?

• (c) Generally the sales figures are increasing, although there was a slight fall in 2012.

## Activity 15

This table summarises the results of a survey of 300 people who were asked how long it took them to get from Central London to Heathrow Airport.

Time/mins Number of people
30–35 30
35–40 60
40–45 110
45–50 50
50–55 30
55–60 10
60–65 10
Total 300
• (a) Illustrate the information by means of a frequency diagram. (You may find it easiest to draw your frequency diagram on graph paper.)

• (b) What does the width of each interval represent?

• (a)

• (b) The width of each interval represents 5 minutes of journey time.

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