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How to Read a Bar Graph

Introduction: 

“Some pictures are worth a thousand words” goes the old saying. Did you know that bar graphs are “pictures” of certain kinds of information? Lots of utility companies depend on them to give you a snapshot of your electric or gas usage.

In this lesson you will:
  • Learn how bar graphs display information
  • Practice reading bar graphs
  • Summarize the information you find in a bar graph

Photo: LuMaxArt / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Skills: 
Charts, Graphs, Tables