# Stem and Leaf Plot

## Steps of a " Stem And Leaf Plot "

__Arrange the data from smallest to largest and label them from 1 to the number of data points.____Find the median of the data____Find the lower quartile____Find the upper quartile____Find the minimum and maximum value__

## When are they used ?

**Stem and Leaf Plots **can be used to analyze data and display data all at the same time. This is a way of showing each data value along with its relationship to the other values.

__If you turn a stem-and-leaf plot on its side, it's sort of like a histogram.__

## What are the pros and cons?

__Pros:____Visually represents complicated lists of numbers____Can be used on one, two, and three digit numbers____Can be used on decimals____Can be used for money values (Dollars and Cents)____Can be used to find Mean, Median, and Mode (Statistical Measures)__

__Cons:__

__The numbers must be placed in order of lowest to highest____Not good if maximum or minimum numbers lie far away from the rest____Not great if there are more than one decimal place__