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Stem and Leaf Plots/Diagrams
A stem and leaf plot is a frequency diagram in which the raw data is
displayed together with its frequency. The data is then placed in
suitable groups.
Example. The following data gives the marks out of 60 for a
maths test. Place the data in a stem and leaf diagram.
28, 38, 42, 5, 13, 23, 14, 38, 56, 20, 32, 47, 58,
3, 18, 19, 42, 48, 29, 14, 24, 28, 50, 31, 35
tens
Stem Leaf units
0­9
0 3 5
10 - 19 1 3 4 4 8 9
20 ­ 29
30 ­ 39 2 0 3 4 8 8 9
40 ­ 49 3 1 2 5 8 8
50 ­ 59
4 2 2 7 8
Median is the
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Stem and Leaf Plots/Diagrams
The stem and leaf plot below shows the masses in kg of some people in a lift.
(a) How many people were weighed?
(b) What is the range of the masses?
(c) Find the median mass.
Stem Leaf
tens 3 1 4 units Median is the
mean of the
4 3 3 6 8th and 9th
data values.
5 0 3 4 8
6 1 2 (a) 16 people.
7 2 2 7 (b) 86 ­ 31 = 55 kg
8 1 6
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