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what we have here is a picture graph and the reason why it's called a picture graph is because it uses pictures to give us information in this case it uses the picture of a mouse and it tells us that one of these little mouse pictures means one mouse it equals one Mouse so what is this picture graph telling us well the title says mice on farm so this tells us how many mice are in the different places in a farm and you could see here the different places where we might find mice you could find mice in the house in the barn and the pasture or the corral and then these I guess you could say these stacks of these mouse pictures tell us how many mice there are in each of those places so for example in the house we see well this this they tell us that's one Mouse this is one plus one plus one plus one or four mice four mice in the house that's four right over there could write that over there four mice in the house how many in the barn well same idea one two let me just in a different color one two three four five six so there are six mice six mice in the barn so there's six mice in the barn let me just write that down so six mice in the barn what about the pasture well we see that there's three mice there just because each of these pictures is one Mouse the person who made the picture graph could have made each of those pictures a different number of mice but here each one is one Mouse so there's three in the pasture three in the pasture and then finally let me move over a little bit and then finally there are two in the corral two in the corral so someone asked you how many total mice are there on this farm what you would add all of these up you would say 4 plus 6 is 10 plus 3 is 13 plus 2 is 15 15 total mice on the farm so once again picture graph just a way to show data to show information this tells us how many miles is are in each part of the farm someone said how many mice in the barn you say okay well you know there's six mice if someone says how many mice are in the pasture and the Corral combined well that's going to be the three in the pasture plus the two in the corral or five they said how many mice in the whole farm and if these are all the places where the mice could be what's going to be the four plus six plus three plus two or 15 and we're done