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# What Is a Pie Chart, and How Can I Create One Using Excel?

### What Is a Pie Chart, and How Can I Create One Using Excel?

A pie chart is a visual representation of categorical data that uses sections within a circle (called slices) to represent frequencies of the different levels of a variable. To create a pie chart using Excel, follow these steps:

• In a new worksheet, enter the categories as well as the number of times each category appears, as shown in the following table. Here we have data on the number sold of four models of automobile:
• Highlight all the data.

Model

Number Sold

Volvo

564

Chevrolet

3,434

Honda

4,331

Mercedes

312

If you are using the PC version of Excel:

• Click the Insert tab and then click the Pie icon.
• Click the first 2-D Pie icon to produce the chart you see in Figure 35.1.