While waiting in a parking lot, Ingrid began counting vehicles. She discovered that there were \(22\) cars, \(16\) SUVs, and \(3\) trucks.
Create a pictograph, a broken line graph, and a bar graph to represent this data.
To best communicate this distribution, which graph do you prefer? Why?
A pictograph, a broken line graph, and a bar graph are below.
Pictograph:
Note: The pictograph could be condensed by unitizing. For example, each image could be used to represent to two vehicles.
Broken line graph:
Bar graph:
Answers may vary. The bar graph best communicates this distribution as it compares the numbers of vehicles most clearly and concisely.