# How to Make a Stem & Leaf Plot With Single Digit Numbers

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You can make a stem and leaf plot with single digit numbers in a very specific way. Make a stem and leaf plot with single digit numbers with help from a high school math tutor in this free video clip.

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## Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Charlie Kasov. I'm a math teacher, and today we're going to learn how to make a stem and leaf plot using single digit numbers. Now stem and leaf plots are most useful for multidigit numbers so they can be confusing with single digit numbers. First you want to make your stem and leaf plot so you write stem, leaf and here we're only going to have one digit. The stem side of the plot always has a single digit. Now because we're using single digit numbers it's going to have a 0. So let's say our set includes the numbers 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, and 9. When we want to put this into a stem and leaf plot we are actually just going to rewrite the exact same set in the leaf. So we'd say 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9. So this could be calculating say a group of kids, ages 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9 and 9 and so on. If for some reason you then had the number 11, then you would put a 1 here and a 1 here. So the 1 here stands for 10, the 0 here stands for no 10. If we had a 23, then we'd add a 2 and a 3 but because we're only using single digits, they're all in the 0 stem and the actual number is in the leaf. So I'm Charlie Kasov and you just learned how to make a stem and leaf plot using single digit numbers. Thanks a lot.

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