Question Video: Reading Pictograms Where Each Picture Stands for 10 Mathematics

The picture graph shows how many people played sports last weekend. How many people went cycling? How many people went swimming? How many more people played football than hockey?

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The picture graph shows how many people played sports last weekend. How many people went cycling? How many people went swimming? How many more people played football than hockey?

This picture graph shows us how many people played sports last weekend. The graph has four categories or four different types of sport: swimming, football, cycling, and hockey. We have to answer three different questions about the information shown in the picture graph. The first question asks us how many people went cycling. This row shows the number of people who went cycling, and we can see three pink circles. The key tells us that each pink circle is worth 10 people, so we need to count in tens — 10, 20, 30. 30 people went cycling. Each circle is worth 10 people. Three tens are 30.

The second question asks us how many people went swimming. There are two and a half pink circles. If each pink circle is worth 10 people, then half a pink circle is worth half of 10. Half of 10 is five. One circle is worth 10 people; half a circle is worth five people. And let’s count how many people went swimming. 10, 20, and five more makes 25. 25 people went swimming.

The final part of the question asks us how many more people played football than hockey. We need to compare the number of people who played football with the number of people who played hockey. The football category has five circles. We know that each circle is worth 10 people. Let’s count in tens five times. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. 50 children played football. Now let’s count the number of children who played hockey. 10, 20, 30, 40, and half a circle makes five. 40 and five is 45.

To find out how many more people played football than hockey, we need to find the difference between 50 and 45. 45 is five less than 50. The difference between 50 and 45 is five. Five more people played football than hockey. 30 people went cycling, 25 people went swimming, and five more people played football than hockey.