tiredmom
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making a graph

This is for a 4th grade project we compares different material cookie sheets. We compare by the following qualifiers: hard edges, soft edges, hard middle, soft middle, hard bottom, soft bottom, favorite, least favorite.
We had 3 different cookie sheet types and did 3 times. There was a distinct winner but I can't figure out how to put this into a graph which is required. Any help on how to set up the axis? How many graphs will it take?

gmm15
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Re: making a graph

Hi,
Can you describe the experiment in more detail? For example, how did you determine the winner? How many batches of cookies did you make? With the information that I know right now, I would make a graph for each of the different sheets. On the x-axis would be the qualifiers that you mentioned (soft edges, hard middle, favorite, etc.), and on the y-axis, you would put the number of cookies. After making graphs for all 3 different cookie sheet types, I would make a graph showing who the winner is. Each of the different types of cookie sheets would be labeled on the x-axis. The y-axis would have whatever determines who wins(scaled by number of cookies). For example, it could be the one with the most favorites(if that is the determining factor). You could also use line plots for all of the graphs I mentioned above. If you could describe the experiment in more detail, I might be able to give you a better way of making the graphs.
Sincerely,
gmm15

connief
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Hello there,