Consider this data collected from a survey of a colony. (i) Draw a double bar graph choosing an appropriate scale. What do you infer from the bar graph? (ii) Which sport is most popular? (iii) Which is more preferred, watching or participating in sports?

Favourite Sport Cricket Basket Ball swimming Hockey Athletics
Watching 1240 470 510 430 250
Participating 620 320 320 250 105

Solution

(i) The double graph drawn above represents the people who prefer either watching or participating in different sports.

From the double bar graph, we get to know that most of the people like watching and participating in cricket while the least number of people like watching and participating in Athletics.

(ii) From the above double bar graph, we get to know that the people who like watching and participating in cricket is the tallest among all the bars. So, cricket is the most popular sport.

(iii) From the above double bar graph, we get to know that watching sports has more preference, rather than participating in sports.

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