A pie chart (or a circle chart) is a circular statistical graphic, which is divided into slices to illustrate numerical proportion. While it is named for its resemblance to a pie which has been sliced, there are variations on the way it can be presented.

## What are line graphs used for?

Line graphs are used to track changes over short and long periods of time. When smaller changes exist, line graphs are better to use than bar graphs. Line graphs can also be used to compare changes over the same period of time for more than one group.

## How do you show percentages visually?

One of the most common and recognizable ways to visualize a percentage is a pie chart, of which donut charts are a variation. Stacked bar graphs are another way to show percentages.

## How do you represent percentages?

In mathematics, a percentage (from Latin per centum “by a hundred”) is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the percent sign, “%”, although the abbreviations “pct.”, “pct” and sometimes “pc” are also used.

## How do you show visual rankings?

Use bar charts to show data that are ranked, in either ascending or descending order. Horizontal bars should be used. A bar chart should always be ranked by value, unless there is a natural order to the data (for example, age or time).

## How do you interpret a ranking question?

Ranking questions calculate the average ranking for each answer choice so you can determine which answer choice was most preferred overall….Average Ranking

1. The #1 choice has a weight of 5.
2. The #2 choice has a weight of 4.
3. The #3 choice has a weight of 3.
4. The #4 choice has a weight of 2.
5. The #5 choice has a weight of 1.

## How do you present ranking data?

The simplest way to show ranking data is through a column or bar chart, ordered by frequency from greatest to least. These charts work just fine, most of the time. When do they fall short? Well, when the values in your data set are all high, such as in the 80% to 90% range (out of 100%).

## How do you rank a bar graph in Excel?

How to Re-Sort Your Bar Charts in Microsoft Excel

1. Highlight your table. You can see which rows I highlighted in the screenshot below.
2. Head to the Data tab.
3. Click the Sort icon.
4. You can sort either column. To arrange your bar chart from greatest to least, you sort the # of votes column from largest to smallest.

## How do I make Excel graphs more attractive?

10 Simple Tips To Make Your Excel Charts Sexier

1. Remove Noise From Your Chart’s Background.
2. Move The Legend.
3. Delete Legends With One Data Series.
5. Sort Your Data Before Charting.
6. Don’t Make People Head Tilt.
8. Explore Other Themes.

## How do I improve my bar graph?

If a bar chart is the right format, here are 12 design tips to make sure you’re visualizing the data as efficiently as possible.

1. Arrange data intuitively.
3. Don’t use 3-D.
4. Use the proper direction.
5. Use consistent colors.
6. Keep y-axis labels short.
7. Ditch the grid.
8. Don’t forget a title and source line.

## How do you reverse the order of a bar graph in Excel?

On the Format tab, in the Current Selection group, click Format Selection. In the Axis Options category, do one of the following: For categories, select the Categories in reverse order check box. For values, select the Values in reverse order check box.

## Why is my Excel backwards?

Did you open a file in Excel 2010 and the row numbers were at the right side of the worksheet, and the column letters were in the reverse order? This happens because a setting in the Excel options menu called “Show sheet right to left” has been turned on.