# DATA REPRESENTATION...PLZ HELP. How do i represent this in a graphical form?

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1. Attachment 528399How to put this data into a suitable graphical form. Any help plz???? A bar chart appropriate? How should be the scalingg??? (EDEXCEL AS BIOLOGY UNIT 3 2009 june paper-Q2 (b)(ii) : REFERENCE)
2. I would go for a bar chart, increasing by 5000 each time, or even a log scale since the difference between the smallest and largest values are quite wide and therefore would be hard to see on a standard graph. You could also combine a bar with a line chart (have a dot in the centre of each horizontal bar, and draw a curve).
3. (Original post by antonyzac)
I would go for a bar chart, increasing by 5000 each time, or even a log scale since the difference between the smallest and largest values are quite wide and therefore would be hard to see on a standard graph. You could also combine a bar with a line chart (have a dot in the centre of each horizontal bar, and draw a curve).
Thanks fro helping me out. But with 5000 increasing, i dont seem to get the max value within the graph space provided in exam sheet. What is that other thing you said 'log scale'. I didnt understand. Can you help further please. The space for graph is attached:
Thanks fro helping me out. But with 5000 increasing, i dont seem to get the max value within the graph space provided in exam sheet. What is that other thing you said 'log scale'. I didnt understand. Can you help further please. The space for graph is attached:
Sorry for how crude the graph is: it's not accurate at all because I did it on plain paper! It looks like they want a line graph. A log graph is basically following a logarithmic scale, i.e. instead of numbering it:
Linear (normal): 2000, 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 14,000 etc
it can be numbered
Logarithmic: 2000, 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 20,000, 40,000, 60,000, 80,000, 100,000.

In other words, log scales let you skip up from small numbers to high numbers to give a more linear graph. Also notice that I've put a little squiggle on the y axis. This indicates that I've missed 0 - 1000 because there are no values below 1000 in the table Also note that the y axis reads "log(number of tests)".

That's my graph. Hope this helps and I'll reply quicker now if you have any other questions!
5. (Original post by antonyzac)
Sorry for how crude the graph is: it's not accurate at all because I did it on plain paper! It looks like they want a line graph. A log graph is basically following a logarithmic scale, i.e. instead of numbering it:
Linear (normal): 2000, 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 14,000 etc
it can be numbered
Logarithmic: 2000, 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000, 20,000, 40,000, 60,000, 80,000, 100,000.

In other words, log scales let you skip up from small numbers to high numbers to give a more linear graph. Also notice that I've put a little squiggle on the y axis. This indicates that I've missed 0 - 1000 because there are no values below 1000 in the table Also note that the y axis reads "log(number of tests)".

That's my graph. Hope this helps and I'll reply quicker now if you have any other questions!
WOW I GOT IT COMPLETELY....Thank youuu sooo mucchhh
WOW I GOT IT COMPLETELY....Thank youuu sooo mucchhh
Any time!

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