How do you make a bar graph?

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I've been trying to make them. It is a little tricky for me.Please help!!
asked Sep 14, 2013 in Science by smile828 (30,410 points)


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Not sure if you already completed the work. You need to make sure the bars all have the same width and pick a scale that allows the smallest bar and biggest bar to both fit and be easily seen. Pick unique colors that make it easy to identify things. Have keys telling you what the bars mean.

Excel is the easiest way to make one, but if you are doing it by hand, you might want to use graphing paper to help you. Lots of good Excel tutorials online, like 

http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelcharts/ss/bar_graph.htm

answered Sep 17, 2013 by whizkid (62,060 points)
selected Sep 19, 2013 by smile828
Thanks, I think I got the hang of it now.
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We make a lot of bar graphs in biology. Just make sure you put a title and label your axis. Whizkid probably covered all the essentials, but just remember to put those key things in you bar graph, and you'll excel!!

Hope this helps!!
answered Sep 23, 2013 by mathgeek36 (40,110 points)

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