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 Bar Graph:  A way of displaying categorical data using horizontal or vertical bars so that the height or length of the bars indicates its value.
Lego blocks were used to create this bar graph. It displays how many blocks we have of each color. What color block do we have the most of?

This bar graph was made by stacking different colors of Lego blocks.

Photo copyrighted by Richard Wright.

Below is an example of a bar graph created on a computer. The graphs tells us the ages of U.S. Presidents when they entered office.

Bar Graph

Photo courtesy of Jane-Marie Wright.