5.2 Graphical Representation of Data:
Bar Chart
5.2 Example 1: You or your friend as a cricketer must be scoring runs in
your school matches. In one of such match assume you/your friend had scored a
century by scoring runs all around the wicket. The scoring must have been
across 6 major areas (Midwicket, Cover, Longon, Longoff, Fineleg & Thirdman) of the wicket. The scoring
pattern for 100 runs is given in the table given below:
Workings: Let us draw a table with scoring
area and runs scored as shown below:

This
data can be pictorially represented as shown in the adjoining figure (Bar
chart). The
vertical line has markings in steps of 5 runs (from 0 to 30). The
names of the area are marked on the horizontal line and each area is
represented by a bar. The
height(length) of the bar is proportional to runs scored. Width
of the bars is same. The
space between bars is same 

Pie Chart
Let
us represent the above data in a different format as shown in the adjoining
figure called Pie Chart. Here
the areas are represented by different colors, starting with Midwicket area,
the area in which highest runs were scored (28%). In
this type of chart, runs are represented by the size of the sector converted
to percentage. Higher
the percentage, larger will be the size of the sector (converted to
percentages). If
you compare the above two types of pictorial representations for the same
data (Bar chart and Pie chart), dont you think that Pie Chart is more
appropriate as compared to Bar chart in this example. Why? 

The
reason is Pie chart gives us a complete picture of scoring pattern and sum of
percentages of all sectors = 100%. Bar chart is
suitable when the data values expressed as %, do not add up to 100% (like in
the case of data for several time periods, countries etc) 
5.2
Example 2:
Let us consider the following example of results of a Board examination given
in pass percentage for few years as given below:

In
the adjoining figure, we have marked pass % from 42 and not from 0. (If
done from 0, the graph would have become too big) 

Construction
of Bar and Pie charts
5.2. Example 3: Draw a suitable chart to represent the
following data about heartbeat of a human being.
Age
in years ΰ 
5 
10 
12 
15 
Above
18 
Heart
beats/ Minute ΰ 
100 
90 
85 
80 
72 
Solution:
We
notice that heartbeats can not be expressed as % and hence Pie chart can not
be drawn for this set of data. We have to represent this data as Bar chart. Step1.
On a sheet of paper or graph sheet, draw a horizontal line OX, Step2. Draw a vertical line OY perpendicular to OX
at O OX
will be the line which will represent Ages and OY will be the line which will
represent heartbeats. Step
3. Since heartbeats are between72 and 100, we use the scale 1cm = 10
heartbeats. So
we have 100
hearbeats = 100*1cm/10 = 10cm 92
heartbeats = 92*1cm/10 = 9.2cm 85 heartbeats = 85*1cm/10 = 8.5cm 80 heartbeats = 80*1cm/10 =
8cm 72 heartbeats = 72*1cm/10 = 7.2cm These
will be the heights of bars. Step
4. On line OX, mark 5 at approximately 1.5cm away from O (this will represent the age
group 5). Step
5. Construct a bar of height 10cm (=100 heartbeats) and width of 1cm above
5. This bar will represent the age group 5. Step
6. Mark 10 at approximately 1.5cm away from the above bar (this will
represent the age group 10). Step
7. Construct a bar of height 9cm(=90 heartbeats) and width of 1cm above 10.
This bar will represent the age group 10. Step
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the remaining age groups of 12, 15 and >18
with heights of bar equal to 8.5cm, 8cm and 7.2cm respectively. Width of the
bar will be same(1cm) 

5.2 Example 4: Draw a chart for viewer ship (viewing pattern) of
different channels, among 250 students, which is given below.
No 
Channel 
Students 
1 
National Geographic 
100 
2 
Discovery
Channel 
50 
3 
Sports Channel 
75 
4 
Others 
25 
Solution:
Since
students belonging to each category can be expressed as % of the total (250), we need to draw a Pie Chart. Step
1 : Calculate the size of sector proportionate to the number of students for
each of the above 4 categories. Note : Angle at center of circle is 360^{0}_{.} _{ }
We
multiplied each of the student count by 360 and divided them by total number
of students (250) to get the proportionate size of the sector. Step2.
Draw a circle of suitable radius Step3.
Mark the above angles at the center of the circle and draw sectors
correspondingly. Step4.
Shade them suitably so as to distinguish each of the sectors and write names
of the channel in the appropriate sector. 

5.2 Example 5: The four sections in 10^{th} standard of a school
have below mentioned class strength
Section 
Girls 
Boys 
Total 
A 
24 
36 
60 
B 
27 
30 
57 
C 
23 
40 
63 
D 
19 
35 
54 
Represent the above data in a suitable format.

We
could draw two bar charts for the above data (One
for boys, one for girls separately) In
such a case since charts are different, it would not be possible to read and
compare data easily. If
we represent data for girls and boys side by side as in figure on the left
hand side it becomes easy for analysis. Such
a bar chart is called Joint Bar Diagram (chart) As
an alternative, what if we represent data in the same bar one above the
other, like in the figure on the right hand side? Such
a bar chart is called Subdivided bar chart 

5.2 Summary of learning
No 
Points to remember 
1 
Bar
chart is a method of representation of data in bars of equal width. However
length of the bar is proportional to its figure (number). 
2 
Pie
chart is a method of representation of data in terms of sectors of a circle.
The size of sector is proportional to its figure (number). 