Graphs, ContinuedBar graphs(Continued)To construct a bar graph, use the following table:StepAction1Use an x- and y-axis as a reference frame.2Determine which axis to assign each value.3Select a paper size. Fill the entire page proportionally. Allow formargins, figures, and explanatory notes.4Determine a scale for the x-values.Leave space between the y-axis and the first plot.Leave an equal amount of space after the last plot as you leftbetween the y-axis and first plot.Center the parallel bar over the plot along the axis.5Determine a scale for the y-values.Use the largest value and round this to the next higher number.Make sure to leave space for the margins, title, and explanatorynotes.Divide the remaining space by the number of values you requireand select an appropriate dimension.6Lay out the x-axis.7Lay out the y-axis.8Plot the values.9Ink or tape in the axes and bars.10Letter the graph.Continued on next page2-22

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