# How do you plot a stem and leaf plot?

**How to Make a Stem-and-Leaf Plot**

- Step 1: Determine the smallest and largest number in the data. The game stats:
- Step 2: Identify the
**stems**. For any number, the digit to the left of the right-most digit is a**stem**. - Step 3: Draw a vertical line and list the
**stem**numbers to the left of the line. - Step 4: Fill in the leaves.
- Step 5: Sort the
**leaf**data.

Regarding this, how do you find the key in a stem and leaf plot?

The **stem-and-leaf plot** only looks at the last digit (for the leaves) and all the digits before (for the **stem**). So I'll have to put a "**key**" or "legend" on this **plot** to show what I mean by the numbers in this **plot**. The ones digits will be the **stem** values, and the tenths will be the leaves.

**stem and leaf plot**, you will want to start with the

**key**. It will guide you on how to read the other values. The

**key**on this

**plot**shows that the

**stem**is the tens place and the

**leaf**is the ones place.

Similarly one may ask, how is a stem and leaf plot similar to a dot plot?

Step-by-step explanation: A **dot plot** is **similar** to a simple histogram and useful for small data sets. This is used for discrete data with smaller range. A **stem and leaf plot** is also used for discrete data which fall within a small range.

Click the table to open the Table Tools tab at the top of the work area. Click the Design tab if it is not enabled. Click the “Plain Table 4” option in the Table Styles section of the ribbon. This takes the borders off the grid and leaves you with just the **stem and leaf plot** data.