It is a special way to organize the data. It makes it easy on the reader to see the frequency of some number, it is an excellent tool to compare two sets of data.

The stem is the left-hand column, and the leaf is on the right. Careful, we can...

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It is a special way to organize the data. It makes it easy on the reader to see the frequency of some number, it is an excellent tool to compare two sets of data.

The stem is the left-hand column, and the leaf is on the right. Careful, we can only use one digit on the leaf column, because each digit will represent a different number.

An example, we are looking at Eric's Math grades. 75, 87, 88, 79, 91

To organize them we will use the stem for the tens and the leaf for the ones digit.

7 l 5 9

8 l 7 8

9 l 1

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