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Components of an Exemplary Line Plot

GUIDELINES FOR CREATING DATA DISPLAYS

Reference: Maryland Mathematics Content Standards (May 19, 2000), Indicator 4.5.2

Components of the line plot:

(1) Main title for the graph
(2) Horizontal line or line segment
(3) A scale or interval of numbers below the line or line segment
(4) The greatest and least numbers on the scale must accommodate the extreme values of the data set

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