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Label the bottom side with the name SHAPES OF PILLARS. Just like the picture above.
Look at your data for all three pillars from the row you chose. What is the largest number of grams that a pillar supported? This is the highest number that you have to have on the left side (vertical) side of your graph. Count how many squares there are going up on your grid. You have to figure out how you are going to count to make that number fit on your graph (scale).
Will it work if you count by ones? Twos? Threes? Fives? Tens? Hundreds? Write the numbers of the scale on the vertical side. Our example below shows counting by 5's.
Label the side with MASS SUPPORTED (IN GRAMS).
Choose one color for your bars. Draw the bars for your data.
Choose another set of data. Make a graph for it.
You should make graphs of several sets of data. Once your graphs are made, you are ready to try to understand them.
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