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Vector Diagram for M&M Experiment

  1. Sep 7, 2009 #1
    I have an assignment where I have to make a vector diagram using data(candies) from a M&M packet. The chart provided indicates that the 2 variables are color and number of candies. I assume that the vector diagram should also illustrate those 2 variables(candy colors and quantity). The experiment involves the experimenter to make an hypothesis or predict the amount of M&M in the given package and to jot down the results. Later, the experimenter is suppose to open the package and tally all the possible colors and quantify them and illustrate them as a vector diagram.

    I am having a hard time understanding what a vector diagram is and I cannot find any examples to help me understand it better. The closest I could come was to make a bar graph and hopefully someone with adequate Excel knowledge could teach me how to modify it to make the bars thin enough so that they look like lines. I am not sure if I am on the right page.

    If someone understands vector diagram really well and could show me a diagram of what a vector diagram would look like when trying to illustrate quantities.

    I have also attached my bar graph below for reference. Please advice.

    Kunal A.

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