Lesson 2-1 Example Use the Make-a-Table Strategy MASCOTS Each class in Jacob’s school is voting on a new school mascot. Using B for bear, L for lion, T for tiger, and E for eagle, the results are shown below. How many more classes chose a lion than an eagle? LEBTLLBTELLTTBLBLELTTBELL Understand You need to find the number of classes that chose a lion and the number of classes that chose an eagle. Then find the difference. Plan Make a frequency table of the data. Solve Draw a table with three columns as shown. In the first column, list each mascot. Then complete the table by School Mascot indicating the frequency or number of Mascot Tally Frequency bear ||∕|| 5 votes each mascot received. lion ||∕|| ||∕|| 10 tiger ||∕|| | 6 10 classes chose a lion and 4 classes eagle |||| 4 chose an eagle. So, 10 − 4 = 6 more classes chose a lion than an eagle. Check If you go back to the list, there should be 10 classes that chose a lion and 4 classes that chose an eagle. So, an answer of 6 classes is correct.
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