Grouped Frequency Tables
What Is a Grouped Frequency Table?
A grouped frequency table is a frequency table where the numbers are grouped together.
It shows you how often numbers within each group appear in a list of numbers.
Imagine you had a set of numbers:
A grouped frequency table is a way to present this data in a simpler way:
Understanding the Grouped Frequency Table
Rather than showing how many times each number appears in a list of numbers (like a frequency table), a grouped frequency table groups the numbers in the list into different groups, and tells you how many times numbers from within each group appear in the list.
Let's look again at our list of numbers (rearranged in order and each group of numbers counted):
We see that there are 2 numbers that appear in the 1 - 5 group (2 and 5).
We write 1 - 5 in the Group column.
We write 2 in the Frequency column because numbers in the 1 - 5 range appear 2 times in the list of numbers.
We see that there are 4 numbers in the 6 - 10 group (7, 8, 9 and 10).
We write 6 - 10 in the Group column.
We write 4 in the Frequency column because numbers in the 6 - 10 range appear 4 times in the list of numbers.
The cumulative frequency table is complete when all numbers and their frequencies have been entered:
Finding Averages from a Grouped Frequency Table
The grouped frequency table can be used to find the average of a set of numbers.
Other Types of Frequency Table
A frequency table shows how often (how frequently) each number appears in a list of numbers.
A cumulative frequency table has another column which keeps a running total of the frequencies.
A cumulative grouped frequency table is a grouped frequency table that has another column which keeps a running total of the frequencies.