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How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

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Which of the following is not true about a scatter plot?

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1. Larry has received this scatter plot representing the growth data for a collection of plants. Looking at this scatter plot, which of the following statements is true?

2. This scatter plot represents two different groups. It shows the number of pets each group owns. The x-axis represents the household that has been surveyed and the y-axis represents the number of pets the household owns. Household 2 has how many pets, according to this scatter plot?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will measure your comprehension of scatter plots and how they can be used to solve word problems. Quiz topics will focus on scatter plot facts and a scatter plot equation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you will need to know the following information:

  • The characteristics of scatter plots
  • Interpreting and understanding a scatter plot's data
  • Creating an equation that demonstrates a specific scatter plot

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about scatter plots and word problems
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve scatter plot practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about scatter plot characteristics

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and discuss the basics of a scatter plot
  • Learn how to interpret data in word problems and scatter plots to find solutions
  • Study the slope-intercept form of an equation of a line to gain a better understanding of how this type of equation works
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