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Breaking Open the Piggy Bank: How Best to Display Data

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Joey just broke open his piggy bank and counted $128\text{ pennies}$, $77\text{ nickels}$, $43\text{ dimes}$, and $28\text{ quarters}$. Now he wants to produce a figure to display the relative frequency of each type of coin from his piggy bank.

Which of the following graphs would be most appropriate?

A

A boxplot.

B

A histogram.

C

A pie chart.

D

A scatterplot.

E

A stemplot.