Explain the reading and interpretation of bar graphs.
A bar graph is a diagram consisting of a sequence of vertical or horizontal bars or rectangles, each of which represents an equal interval of the values of a variable, and has the height proportional to the quantities of the phenomenon under consideration in that interval. A bar graph may also be used to illustrate discrete data, in which case each bar represents a distinct circumstance.
While drawing a bar graph, we keep in mind that:
The width of the bars should be uniform throughout.
The gap between any two bars should be uniform throughout.
Bars may be either horizontal or vertical.
Each bar must be of the same width and the gap between them must be uniform. Make sure that the width of the bars and the gap between them should not be necessarily same.