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

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

A scatter chart is a visual representation of two data points for each case in the data set, for example, the height and weight for each of 10 participants in a weight loss program. To create a scatter chart using Excel, follow these steps:

• In a new worksheet, enter two scores for each case (both height and weight), as shown in the following table.
• Highlight all the data.

Participant

Height (inches)

Weight (pounds)

1

66

154

2

54

123

3

71

214

4

65

265

5

74

276

6

61

205

7

52

116

8

73

245

9

78

235

10

59

156

If you are using the PC version of Excel, do the following:

• Click the Insert tab and then click the Scatter icon.
• From the Scatter drop-down menu, click the first Scatter icon to produce the chart you see in Figure 36.1. Here you can ...
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