A pie chart illustrates the distribution of your data in the form of a slice in a circle. Each slice represents a percentage of the whole. It means the data in the chart will always add up to 100%. Pie charts use one data series, and display the contribution of each value to a total.
When to Use a Pie Chart in Microsoft Excel
- When the data comprises distinctive parts
- To compare categories
- To represent percentages at a set point in time
- To show how 100% divided up into a few shares
You cannot plot a pie chart with continuous data. For example, you cannot plot a pie chart for age, height, and body weight.
In this pie chart tutorial, you will learn how to make a pie chart in Microsoft Excel. You will also learn to customize the chart, explode or rotate a pie chart, and much more.
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