Pie Chart - Figure 1 Pie chart presentation of the...

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Pie Chart Bar charts have a limitation: It is difficult to see what portion of the total each item comprises. If  knowing about a part of the whole is an important consideration, a  pie chart  is a better choice for  showing the same data. A pie chart also may display each category's percentage of the total. Using  the same data from the undergraduate expenditures, we get the pie chart shown in Figure 1. 
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Unformatted text preview: Figure 1. Pie chart presentation of the expenditures of a college undergraduate for the past year. The parts of the circle (or pie) match in size each category's percentage of the total. The parts of the pie chart are ordered from highest to lowest for easier interpretation of the data. Pie charts work best with only a few categories; too many categories make a pie chart confusing....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course QMST 2333 taught by Professor Mendez during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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