# 7.1: Line Graphs

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bar chart |
A bar chart is a graphic display of categorical variables that uses bars to represent the frequency of the count in each category. |

broken line graph |
A broken line graph is a graph that is used to show changes over time. A line is used to join the values but the line has no defined slope. |

continuous variables |
A continuous variable is a variable that takes on any value within the limits of the variable. |

data set |
A collection of these observations of the variable is a data set. |

dependent variable |
The dependent variable is the output variable in an equation or function, commonly represented by or . |

discrete random variables |
Discrete random variables represent the number of distinct values that can be counted of an event. |

independent variable |
The independent variable is the input variable in an equation or function, commonly represented by . |

qualitative variable |
A qualitative variable is one that cannot be measured numerically but can be placed in a category. |

quantitative variable |
A quantitative variable is a variable that takes on numerical values that represent a measurable quantity. Examples of quantitative variables are the height of students or the population of a city. |

variable |
In statistics, a variable is simply a characteristic that is being studied. |

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Represent data that has a linear pattern on a graph.

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