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Found in: Page 616

### Pre-algebra

Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776

# Compare stem-and-leaf plots and histograms. How are they alike? What advantages do stem-and-leaf plots have over histograms? What advantages do histograms have over stem-and-leaf plots?

It is easier to construct a stem-and-leaf diagram than a histogram. The distribution of the data can be easily seen from both diagrams. The frequency of each group of data is proportional to the length of each bar on a histogram or the leaf on a stem-and-leaf diagram.

The stem and leaf plot essentially provides the same information as a histogram, with the following added benefits: The plot can be constructed quickly using pencil and paper. The values of each individual data point can be recovered from the plot.

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## Step 1. Given Information.

It is required to compare the stem-and-leaf plot and histogram.

## Step 2. Explanation.

It is easier to construct a stem-and-leaf diagram than a histogram. The distribution of the data can be easily seen from both diagrams. The frequency of each group of data is proportional to the length of each bar on a histogram or the leaf on a stem-and-leaf diagram.