# What is the key on a stem and leaf plot?

When reading a stem and leaf plot, you will want to start with the key. It will guide you on how to read the other values. The key on this plot shows that the stem is the tens place and the leaf is the ones place. Stem and leaf plots are similar to horizontal bar graph, but the actual numbers are used instead of bars.

The stem-and-leaf plot only looks at the last digit (for the leaves) and all the digits before (for the stem). So I’ll have to put a “key” or “legend” on this plot to show what I mean by the numbers in this plot. The ones digits will be the stem values, and the tenths will be the leaves.

One may also ask, how do you create a stem and leaf plot in Word? Click the table to open the Table Tools tab at the top of the work area. Click the Design tab if it is not enabled. Click the “Plain Table 4” option in the Table Styles section of the ribbon. This takes the borders off the grid and leaves you with just the stem and leaf plot data.

Also to know is, how do you plot a 3 digit number on a stem and leaf plot?

On the left side are the rest of the digits. This part is called the stem. When creating a threedigit stem-and-leaf plot, there will be one digit, or number, on the right (the leaf) and two on the left (the stem) for each number.

How do you read a Stemplot?

This stemplot is read as follows: the stem is the tens digit and each digit in the “leaves” section is a ones digit. Put them together to have a data point. In the particular case there are 15 data points therefore the median is 79. Thus the first quartile is 69 and the third quartile is 87.

### How do you make a stem and leaf plot with a histogram?

For each interval, count the number of data values from the stem-and- leaf plot. Draw a bar with a height of the number of data values in that interval. In the stem-and-leaf plot in Example 1, the stems represent the tens place of each data value. The histogram created in Example 1 also has intervals of ten.

### What’s the mode of a number?

Note: The mode of a data set is the number that occurs most frequently in the set. To easily find the mode, put the numbers in order from least to greatest and count how many times each number occurs. The number that occurs the most is the mode!