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**line plot** is a data display, along a number line, which shows

frequency.

The frequency is represented with a marker, like an

**x** or a dot.

There are 2 **x**'s above $\frac{1}{4}$. This means 2 athletes ate $\frac{1}{4}$ cup of oatmeal.

There are 5 **x**'s above $\frac{1}{2}$. This means 5 athletes ate $\frac{1}{2}$ cup of oatmeal.

There are 4 **x**'s above $\frac{3}{4}$. This means 4 athletes ate $\frac{3}{4}$ cup of oatmeal.

There are 3 **x**'s above $1$. This means 3 athletes ate $1$ cup of oatmeal.

Two athletes ate $\frac{1}{4}$ cup of oatmeal. Add $\frac{1}{4}$ cup, two times.

$\frac{1}{4}$ cup + $\frac{1}{4}$ cup = $\frac{2}{4}$ cup

So, the athletes who ate $\frac{1}{4}$ cup of oatmeal, ate a total of $\frac{2}{4}$ cup of oatmeal.