## Can you have decimals in a stem-and-leaf plot?

If we define the first digit in each value as the “stem” and the second digit as the “leaf” then we can create the following stem and leaf plot: While stem and leaf plots are typically used with integer values, they can also be used for values with decimals as well.

**Can I use a stem and leaf to organize data with decimals?**

You can use stem and leaf plots to organize decimals much the same way that you would use stem and leaf plots to organize whole numbers. Since stem and leaf plots are not traditionally used to organize decimal numbers, you will need to create a key that makes it clear to your readers that you are organizing decimals.

**Can I make a stem-and-leaf plot with 3 digit numbers?**

We call this the leaf. On the left side are the rest of the digits. This part is called the stem. When creating a three-digit stem-and-leaf plot, there will be one digit, or number, on the right (the leaf) and two on the left (the stem) for each number.

### Do stem and leaf plots have to start at 0?

To make a stem and leaf plot, each observed value must first be separated into its two parts: The stem is the first digit or digits; The leaf is the final digit of a value; Each stem can consist of any number of digits; but….Example 3 – Making an ordered stem and leaf plot.

Stem | Leaf |
---|---|

0 | 0 0 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 7 7 8 9 9 9 |

**How do you calculate a stem and leaf plot?**

Say what the stem and leaf mean ( Stem “2” Leaf “3” means 2.3)

**How do you construct a stem and leaf plot?**

Determine the smallest and largest number in the data.

## How to construct a stem and leaf diagram?

The stem and leaf diagram is formed by splitting the numbers into two parts – in this case,tens and units.

**What is an example of a stem leaf plot?**

Stem-and-leaf plots. A stem and leaf is a table used to display data. The ‘stem’ is on the left displays the first digit or digits. The ‘leaf’ is on the right and displays the last digit. For example, 543 and 548 can be displayed together on a stem and leaf as 54 | 3,8.