How to Figure Out a Frequency Table in Math

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Frequency tables are often set up using two distinct columns. Figure out a frequency table in math with help from a longtime mathematics educator in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Jimmy Chang, and we're here to talk about how to figure out a frequency table in math. Now, more often than not, when it comes to analyzing frequency tables, the one thing you'll want to keep in mind is the table is often set up using two columns. The one on the left, typically, is the data point. Now, the data point, more often than not, is labeled X, but it doesn't have to be. But, X is one of the more popularly used variables for data points. And then, the next column is the frequency. So, depending on what kind of data that you have, a frequency table just basically outlines the various data points and how often each data point occurs. So, for example, just a brief demonstration, if you have let's just say, six, seven, seven, eight, eight, eight, and then the nine, the idea here is, well, there's four different data points. So, you have six, seven, eight, and nine, and then you simply write how many times each one shows up. So, you only see one six, so the frequency of six is one. You see two sevens, so the frequency of seven is two. You see three eights, so frequency is three, and then one nine, so frequency of one. So, when it comes to figuring out a frequency table, all you need to do, for the most part, is to look at the data points that you have, and then figure out how many of each that you see, and then that, basically, tells you how to read a frequency table. So, I'm Jimmy Chang, and that's a brief demonstration on how to figure out a frequency table.


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