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Pie Charts

What It Is Used For

  • To show how much of the whole that individual items make up.

When to Use It

  • To present data in a report.
  • To determine where to focus activities (i.e. on the largest portions of the pie).

Important Notes

  • Always start with the biggest slice of the pie and work your way down if making a pie chart by hand.
  • Most spreadsheet packages can create pie charts easily.

Pie Chart