S2d – Pie charts

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Part 1 – Reading and interpreting pie charts

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Part 2 – Constructing pie charts

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Why you shouldn’t use 3D pie charts

3D pie charts, like this one made in Microsoft Excel, might look more impressive than 2D pie charts, but you should avoid them. This is because they are evil distort the angles. For example, in this pie chart, more people chose purple than red as their favourite colour, but the section for red appears larger because it is “closer” to the foreground.

In the real world

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