# Frequency Distributions

A frequency distribution is a table that pairs each item in a set of data with its frequency of occurrence (how often it appears).

Example:

Suppose you want to create a frequency distribution for the following data set: .

Line the letters up on the left. Tally each occurrence and count the tallies in the right hand column.

 Letter Tally Frequency $\text{A}$ ///// // $7$ $\text{B}$ /// $3$ $\text{C}$ // $2$ $\text{D}$ /// $3$ $\text{E}$ // $2$ $\text{F}$ ///// $5$