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#### Frequency Table

Definition of Frequency Table

• A frequency table is a table that lists items and uses tally marks to record and show the number of times they occur.

Examples of Frequency Table

• The following frequency table shows the number of grade 2 students who chose Taco or Burger as their favorite bakery food.

### Solved Example on Frequency Table

Josh made a frequency table of the scores his students got on a test.

 Score Frequency Below 75 4 76 - 80 14 81 - 85 2 86 - 90 8 91 - 95 5 96 - 100 1

How many students got more than 85 marks?

Choices:

A. 14

B. 13

C. 17

D. None of the above

Solution:

Step 1: In the frequency table, the frequency column represents the number of students who scored marks in the particular range.

Step 2: The number of students who scored above 85 marks = number of students who scored 86 - 90 marks + students who scored 91 - 95 marks + students who scored 96 - 100 marks

Step 3: = 8 + 5 + 1               [Substitute the values from the table.]

Step 5: So, 14 students got more than 85 marks.

Related Terms for Frequency Table

• Tally
• Frequency