# Frequency Trees

## Use a frequency tree to show two or more events and the number of times they occured.

##### Frequency TreesExam-StyleTree DiagramsDescriptionHelp VideoMore Probability

This is level 1: completing a frequency tree from given information. You can earn a trophy for completing this exercise online.

33 pupils from a class were asked if they owned a bicycle. There were 18 boys and 15 girls in the class. 5 boys and 8 girls owned bicycles. Show this information on this frequency tree.

Boys

Girls

Own bicycle

No bicycle

Own bicycle

No bicycle

34 people were asked which hot beverage they would prefer if they had to choose between tea and coffee. 10 men prefered tea and 9 men prefered coffee. 10 women prefered tea and 5 women prefered coffee. Show this information on this frequency tree.

Men

Women

Tea

Coffee

Tea

Coffee

In a hotel the rooms are either single or double. Of the 15 rooms that had a sea view, 3 of them were double. Of the 33 rooms that did not have a sea view, 10 of them were single. Show this information on the diagram.

Single

Double

Sea view

No sea view

Sea view

No sea view

The following two-way table shows the eating habits of the members of a large family

 Age: Eat breakfast Skip Breakfast 18 or less 3 8 Over 18 7 7

Complete the following frequency tree to show this information.

18 or less

Over 18

Eat breakfast

Skip Breakfast

Eat breakfast

Skip Breakfast

252 cats and 137 dogs took part (with the help of their owners!) in a food preference survey. Twice as many cats preferred fish to meat and a total of 174 animals preferred fish. Complete the following diagram with this information.

Cats

Dogs

Meat

Fish

Meat

Fish

Check

## Instructions

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Level 1 - Completing a frequency tree from given information

Tree Diagrams - Calculate the probability of combined events using tree diagrams.

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## Example

The video above is from Mr Duncan www.999maths.com.

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