Business Graphs - Problems and Essay Component


Business Graphs


Unit 8 focus on business graphs, which is covered in your reading of Chapter 7: “Business Statistics.”


Note: In this Assignment you will have both Assignment problems and an essay component.


For this Assignment you will write an essay to address the requirements described below. Your essay must be carefully planned and written using well-constructed sentences and paragraphs. Make sure that your grammar and spelling are correct. Points will be awarded for content as well as composition. Your essay must be a minimum of 1 half of a full page in length, with standard 1 inch margins and is required to have at least one reference from a reliable source. This means that you cannot use sites like Wikipedia,®, and Yahoo® answers and that only references from reliable sources will earn points. All resources should be cited both as an in-text citation as well as being listed on a reference page in APA format.


Assignments must be submitted as a Microsoft® Word® document and uploaded to the Dropbox for Unit 8. Include your essay directly in this document following the instructions.

All Assignments are due by Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. ET of the assigned unit.


Essay Assignment (40 points)

Question 1: (10 Points)


a)     Create a bar graph or line graph for the following data including labels:

Presto Printing Company sales for one week, beginning February 2:









b)     Create a circle graph with the following data including labels:

Food expenses     $400

Gasoline                $150

Child’s Tuition       $50

Rent                      $750

Medicine                $50

Car Payment         $350

Auto Insurance      $100

Health care            $150

Total                     $2,000



Question 2: (10 Points)


The following graph represents the percentage of each fruit I prefer.


If I eat 1,800 pieces of fruit per year, based on my serving preference, how many of each types of fruit will I consume next year?  Show all calculations.




Question 3: (20 Points)

When choosing what kind of graph to use, there are three basic choices; line graphs, bar graphs, and pie charts. Search the internet for a situation where choosing the right type of graph to represent the information is important.


Explain in a well-constructed essay why you chose that situation, what kind of graph is best for it, and why. Discuss what kinds of data are better portrayed by another kind of graph.


Be sure to cite your source


Your essay should be complete and cover each point as outlined above. Be sure to include at least one text citation.

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