Frequency Distributions and Cumulative Frequency Distributions (Jump to: Lecture | Video )

Frequency Distribution

A frequency distribution lists all possible outcomes of an event, and the number of times each event occurs.

Imagine that you reached into a bag of candy 16 times and pulled out the following colors of candy:

Red, Green, Green, Green, Blue, Blue, Red, Blue, Green, Green, Red, Red, Blue, Green, Red, Red

Record your results in a frequency distribution table.

A cumulative frequency table for the data would look like this:

Figure 1.

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