# When is it appropriate to use a circle graph to display data?

Usually called a pie graph or diagram. It is up to the presenter to chose the types of graphs that will best illustrate his ideas.

It would be inappropriate to show as a pie chart, a breakdown of activities that are not related. For example, two surveys ask different questions. The results should not be displayed on a single pie chart.

Generally, a means of visualizing the breakdown of a sum into logical subdivisions and given in percentages. For example, the breakdown of religious beliefs in the US in terms of percentages might make a good pie chart.

Pie charts should include the actual values. Also, there should be clear rules on what items are included in each group.

For example, for a particular company, one year 40% was spent on non-income generating activities and the next year, 15% was spent on these activities. One might get the impression that spending on these items was declining. However, one would also like to know in dollar terms, if spending on these activities was actually going up or down on non-income generating activities. One would also like to know the rules governing assignment of expenses to "non-income generating activities."

For more information, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_chart

### What type of data would you want to display using a circle graph?

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### What graph would you use to display data for the results of a survey of students favorite activities a bar graph circle graph or a line graph?

Anyone of them is fine. It doesn't really matter. Read More

### When can you use a circle graph instead of a bar graph to display data?

A circle graph may be used when there is some meaning to the total of the observations. It may be a sensible option when there are at most seven sectors, none of which are too small. Read More

### Why is it appropriate to display categorical data in a bar graph but not a line graph?

Usually a bar graph is used to display data for a number of different items (such as a grocery store could have a sales graph displaying sales for produce, dairy, meat, etc.), while a line graph is used to show a trend (like sales volume over time). Read More

### What is a visual display of data?

A visual display of data is called a chart, table or a graph. Read More

### Can you display data from a circle graph on to a bar graph?

Yes you can. First, determine the percentage of the whole is represented by each slice of your circle (or pie) chart. Then make a bar for each slice that is the same percentage of the height of you bar graph. If you graph represents absolute number out of a total, the same principle applies. Read More

### What is a visual display of data 5 letter word?

A visual display of data is a table or a graph. Read More

### What is a visual display of data or information?

A visual display of data could be a graph, table or chart. Read More

### Scentific definition of a circle graph?

circle graph= a graph that represents data using sections of a circle. The sum of the percents in a circle graph is 100o/o Read More

### What are some ways to display quantitative data graphically?

bar graph circle graph scatter plot box and whisker stem and leaf plot ven diagram. Line graph Read More

### How do you make a appropriate data display of a bar graph?

To make an appropriate display, you must put the numbers on the side,the title above it,and the words underneath to describe what you are showing.For example,if it was weeks you would put ''weeks'' to show that you are describing the weeks. Read More

### When is a bar graph a good way to display data?

When you want to display data over a length of time. Read More

### What type of graph is appropriate for a set of data?

Different types of graphs are appropriate for different types of data. Read More

### What data is best displayed on a circle graph?

A circle graph, or pie chart is best used for showing parts of a whole. Read More

### What is the best graph to use when showing how a part of the data relates to the whole data set is?

Probably a pie (or circle) graph. Read More

### What is the name of A graph used to organize and display data so that the frequencies can be compared?

line graph Read More

### Which program do you create a graph?

You can use MS Excel to create a graph from data in the spreadsheet or from an external source. You also can display a graph with MS Powerpoint. MS Word can display a graph, but usually does not create it. Read More

### 4 steps in making a circle graph?

A circle graph is also known as a pie chart so the requirements are a compass, a protractor, data and converting the data into fractions of 360 degrees. Read More

### What kind of data use pie graph?

For any data that can be best expressed as percentages of a whole, a pie chart or pie graph is appropriate. Read More

### Is a circle graph always appropriate to represent data stated in percentages?

No. If the information was of the following nature, a bar or line graph may be more appropriate, depending on the number of data points: Year Pass Rate in exam 2000 56% 2001 57% 2002 55% 2003 60% Read More

### Which graph is used to display categorical data?

A pie chart, bar graph, pictograph are some possibilities. Read More

### What type of data can be displayed on a pie graph and on a bar graph?

A pie chart, also known as a circle graph, shows categorical data using percentages. A bar graph shows categorical data using whole numbers. Read More

### Ways to display data?

pie chart , pictograph , line graph , bar graph , tally mark , triangular graph ect Read More

### What scale would be appropriate to make a graph of the data?

It depends on the domain and codomain (range) of he data. Read More

### If you have collected data on the average wing span and height of 5 different birds What is the best graph to use to display this data?

double-bar graph Read More

### Could you use a circle graph to to show data about how body mass changes with height?

No. A circle graph is used to show how parts compare with the whole. Read More

### A visual display of information or data?

It's called a graph, pie chart, or bar graph! Read More

### Which type of graph would best display data in a frequency table?

A Histogram, a line plot and a line graph. Read More

### What is a pie graph What is the diffifention?

a graph shaped in a circle with its data cut into it with different colors like a pie. Read More

### What is a bar graph used for?

Bar graphs are used to graph frequencies or amounts of data in discrete groups. Bar graphs are used to display data in a similar way to line graphs. However, rather than using a point on a plane to define a value, a bar graph uses a horizontal or vertical rectangular bar that levels off at the appropriate level. Read More

### Which graph shows frequency ranges of data histogram bar graph line graph or circle graph?

Histogram which is a type of bar graph. The data is grouped into equal ranges and the bars show how many occurances are in each range. Read More