Tables

Tables

A table is a systematic and orderly arrangement of information, facts, or data using rows and columns for presentation, which make it easier for better understanding.

Example: Fiona, who loves eating noodles, is a fervent consumer of Indomie. At ₦100, she bought 20 packs of Indomie. At ₦80, she bought 40 packs. At ₦60, she bought 60 packs. When the price came down to ₦40, she bought 80 packs. And, when it was finally brought down to ₦20, she bought 100 packs of Indomie.

Use the above information to construct a table.

Packs of Indomie Bought by Fiona at Different Prices

PRICE OF INDOMIEQUANTITY BOUGHT
₦10020 packs
₦8040 packs
₦6060 packs
₦4080 packs
₦20100 packs

Importance of Tables

  • A table helps to summarise the data presented.
  • It assists in orderly arrangement of data.
  • A table eases comparison between different classes of data.
  • It helps one understand data easily.
  • It makes it easier and faster to make decisions.

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