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# The table below gives the number of children who took part in the various items of the talent show as part of the the annual school gathering. Make a bar graph to show this data. (Scale : on Y - axis, 1cm = 4 children) Programme Theatre Dance Vocal music Instrumental music One-act plays No. of students 24 40 16 8 4

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## Steps to draw the bar graph: (1) In the centre of the graph paper, write the title "Programmes and number of children". (2) Draw the X-axis and Y-axis, and mark O, their point of intersection. (3) Write the name of the programmes on the X-axis at equal distances. (4) The number of children taking part in the various items of the talent show is taken on the Y-axis. (5) Write the scale in the top right hand corner i.e. 1 cm = 4 children on the Y-axis. (6) Draw a bar of the appropriate height above the name of each programme on the X-axis.

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