Read and Interpret Histograms Practice Problems are an excellent resource for students to reinforce their understanding of histograms. These practice problems are based on analyzing diffe...

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Read and interpret histograms

<p>A shipping center recorded the weights of the packages that were dropped off by customers on Saturday. </p> <Histogram data-props='{ "min_scale_value": 0, "max_scale_value": 20, "interval": 5, "max_frequency": 10, "gutter": 10, "bar_size": 45, "cell_size": 15, "discrete": false, "title": "Packages by Weight", "x_label": "Weight (pounds)", "y_label": "Number of Packages", "bar_items": [ { "from": 0, "to": 5, "frequency": 6 }, { "from": 5, "to": 10, "frequency": 8 }, { "from": 10, "to": 15, "frequency": 9 }, { "from": 15, "to": 20, "frequency": 10, "highlight": false } ] }'></Histogram><selectivedisplay data-props='{"show_in_create":true,"show_in_problem_qa": true}'>Which was the most common weight interval?</p></selectivedisplay>

Read and interpret histograms

<p>For a physics lab, students recorded the distance traveled by a toy car after it went down a ramp.</p><Histogram data-props='{ "min_scale_value":15 , "max_scale_value": 35, "interval":5 , "max_frequency": 7, "gutter": 10, "bar_size": 45, "cell_size": 25, "discrete": false, "title": "Toy Car Experiment", "x_label": "Distance (feet)", "y_label": "Number of Cars", "bar_items": [ { "from": 15, "to": 20, "frequency": 5 }, { "from": 20, "to": 25, "frequency": 2 }, { "from": 25, "to": 30, "frequency": 6 },{ "from": 30, "to": 35, "frequency": 4 }] }'></Histogram><selectivedisplay data-props='{"show_in_create":true,"show_in_problem_qa": true}'>What is the shortest possible distance that could have been recorded? </p></selectivedisplay>

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<p>Gus recorded the number of houses that were decorated with holiday lights on different blocks in his neighborhood.</p> <Histogram data-props='{ "min_scale_value":0 , "max_scale_value":19 , "interval":5 , "max_frequency":10 , "gutter": 10, "bar_size": 45, "cell_size": 15, "discrete": true, "title": "Christmas Lights per Block", "x_label": "Number of Decorated Houses", "y_label": "Number of Blocks", "bar_items": [ { "from": 0, "to": 4, "frequency": 2 }, { "from": 5, "to": 9, "frequency": 8 }, { "from": 10, "to": 14, "frequency": 5 }, { "from": 15, "to": 19, "frequency": 1, "highlight": false } ] }'></Histogram><selectivedisplay data-props='{"show_in_create":true,"show_in_problem_qa": true}'>Which was the most common interval for the number of decorated houses? </p></selectivedisplay>

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<p>Ruby recorded the temperature each morning for several weeks.</p> <Histogram data-props='{ "min_scale_value":0 , "max_scale_value": 20, "interval": 5, "max_frequency": 10, "gutter": 10, "bar_size": 45, "cell_size": 15, "discrete": false, "title": "Morning Temperatures", "x_label": "Temperature (°F)", "y_label": "Number of Mornings", "bar_items": [ { "from": 0, "to": 5, "frequency": 6 }, { "from": 5, "to": 10, "frequency": 8 }, { "from": 10, "to": 15, "frequency": 10 }, { "from": 15, "to": 20, "frequency": 9, "highlight": false } ] }'></Histogram><selectivedisplay data-props='{"show_in_create":true,"show_in_problem_qa": true}'>How many times did Ruby record the temperature? </p></selectivedisplay>

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<p>A movie theater kept track of the number of bags of popcorn they sold at their matinee movie each day.</p> <Histogram data-props='{ "min_scale_value": 0, "max_scale_value":49 , "interval":10 , "max_frequency":11 , "gutter": 10, "bar_size": 35, "cell_size": 15, "discrete":true, "title": "Popcorn Sales", "x_label": "Number of Bags Sold", "y_label": "Number of Movies", "bar_items": [ { "from": 0, "to": 9, "frequency": 2 }, { "from": 10, "to": 19, "frequency": 1 }, { "from": 20, "to": 29, "frequency": 6 }, { "from": 30, "to": 39, "frequency": 8, "highlight": false } , { "from": 40, "to": 49, "frequency": 10, "highlight": false }] }'></Histogram><selectivedisplay data-props='{"show_in_create":true, "show_in_problem_qa": true}'><ul><li>What was the greatest possible number of bags of popcorn sold?</li><li>For how many movies did they sell `30` bags of popcorn or more?</li></ul></selectivedisplay>

Read and interpret histograms

<p>Victor kept track of the number of times his baby sister said “no” during dinner each night.</p> <Histogram data-props='{ "min_scale_value":0 , "max_scale_value":19 , "interval": 4, "max_frequency":6 , "gutter": 10, "bar_size": 35, "cell_size": 25, "discrete": true, "title": "No", "x_label": "Number of Times", "y_label": "Number of Nights", "bar_items": [ { "from": 0, "to": 3, "frequency": 5 }, { "from": 4, "to": 7, "frequency": 2 }, { "from": 8, "to": 11, "frequency": 3 }, { "from": 12, "to": 15, "frequency": 0, "highlight": false } , { "from": 16, "to": 19, "frequency": 1, "highlight": false }] }'></Histogram><selectivedisplay data-props='{"show_in_create":true, "show_in_problem_qa": true}'><ul><li>How many nights did Victor’s baby sister say “no” between `8text(–)11` times? </li><li>How many nights did Victor keep track of the number of times his baby sister said “no"?</li></ul></selectivedisplay>

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<p>While traveling for work, James kept track of how late, in minutes, his flights were compared to their planned arrival time.</p> <Histogram data-props='{ "min_scale_value": 0, "max_scale_value":24 , "interval": 5, "max_frequency":7 , "gutter": 10, "bar_size": 35, "cell_size": 25, "discrete":true, "title": "How Late?", "x_label": "Number of Minutes", "y_label": "Number of Flights", "bar_items": [ { "from": 0, "to": 4, "frequency": 6 }, { "from": 5, "to": 9, "frequency": 2 }, { "from": 10, "to": 14, "frequency": 0 }, { "from": 15, "to": 19, "frequency": 3, "highlight": false }, { "from": 20, "to": 24, "frequency": 1, "highlight": false } ] }'></Histogram><selectivedisplay data-props='{"show_in_create":true, "show_in_problem_qa": true}'><ul><li>How many flights were `14` or more minutes late?</li><li>How many flights did James record?</li></ul></selectivedisplay>

Grade 6

Statistics

6.SP.B.4