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Thought-Process to Discover Knowledge

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Books and other education websites provide "matter-of-fact" knowledge. Instead, nubtrek provides a thought-process to discover knowledge.

In each of the topic, the outline of the thought-process, for that topic, is provided for learners and educators.

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With simple examples, the bar-graph representation of Data is explained.

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pictograph with scaling In the earlier lessons, Data representation using tally marks, table, and pictograph were explained. These representations were useful to understand details like which data-value is large, which data-values are comparable , etc.

The data can be given in a spatially laid out visual form. It is widely used in newspapers and other publications. bar-graph of data Consider the data: Number of students who took a given fruit.

orange `2`
apple `2`
mango `5`
banana `1`

The figure depicts a "bargraph" of the data.

The word "bar-graph" means: data represented with bars. The representation can be with horizontal or vertical bars.

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bar-graph of data Earlier, we learned about scaling in pictographs. Scaling was introduced to represent large data-values.

The bar graphs have a similar problem. The numbers marked in vertical axis will be too close for large values.

Let us consider the data:

Orange : `15`
Apple : `10`
Mango : `30`
Banana : `5`scaling in bargraph Instead of marking each of the values in the vertical axis, the values are marked in increment of `5`. This is illustrated in the figure.

Let us consider the data:

Orange : `15`
Apple : `12`
Mango : `28`
Banana : `5`scaling in bargraph with partial representation The number of apples `12` is represented with a vertical bar of height `12`.

Similarly the number of mangoes `28` is represented with a vertical bar of height `28`.

Bar-Graph : bargraph of data A spatial representation of data with bars in vertical and horizontal axis.

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