A relative frequency histogram is a special type of chart, which shows us the rate of any event’s occurrence. This type of graph also provides us with the probability of that event. In this context, we will demonstrate to you, how to make a relative frequency histogram in Excel with **three** easy examples. If you are curious to know the procedure, download our practice workbook and follow us.

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## What Is Relative Frequency?

A **relative frequency** is a special type of graph or chart that illustrates the probability of the occurrence of any event. So, the sum of all relative frequencies for any dataset will be one. The mathematical expression of relative frequency is:

## 3 Suitable Examples to Make a Relative Frequency Histogram in Excel

In this article, we will consider three simple examples to demonstrate the job to make a relative frequency histogram. These examples dataset are:

- Daily income histogram of an industry.
- Examination marks of a class.
- Covid-19 infected people’s histogram.

### 1. Relative Frequency Histogram for Daily Income Data of Industry

In this example, we consider a dataset of **five** class intervals of daily income for **75** workers. The **Class Intervals (Dollar) **are in column **B** and the **Frequency (No. of workers)** is in column **C**.

The steps to make the relative frequency histogram of this dataset are given below:

**📌 Steps:**

- First of all, insert
**three**columns between the**Class Intervals**and the**Frequency**. You can**add the columns**in several ways. - Then, input the following entities into the range of cells
**C4:E4**and**G4**as shown in the image.

- After that, manually input the upper limit
**‘51’**and lower limit**‘100’**in cells**C5**and**D5**respectively.

- Now, select cell
**E5**and write down the following formula to get the average of these two limits. We are using**the AVERAGE function**to estimate the mid valve.

`=AVERAGE(C5:D5)`

- Press
**Enter**.

- Similarly, follow the same process for
**row 6**.

- After that, select the range of cells
**B5:E6**and**drag**the**Fill Handle**icon to copy the data pattern up to cell**E9**.

- Next, we use
**the SUM function**to sum the total number of workers. For that, write down the following formula into cell**F10**.

`=SUM(F5:F9)`

- Press the
**Enter**key.

- Then, write down the following formula into cell
**G5**to get the value of**relative frequency**. Make sure that, you input the**Absolute Cell Reference**sign with cell**F10**before using the**Fill Handle**icon.

`=F5/$F$10`

- Press
**Enter**.

**Double-click**on the**Fill Handle**icon to copy the formula up to cell**G9**.

- Now, we will plot the histogram chart for the value of relative frequency.
- For that, select the range of cells
**G5:G9**. - After that, in the
**Insert**tab, select the**drop-down arrow**of**Insert Column or Bar Charts**from the**Charts**group and choose the**Clustered Column**option from the**2-D Column**section.

- If you look carefully at the chart, you will notice that our chart doesn’t have the value on the X-axis.
- To fix this issue, in the
**Chart Design**tab, click on the**Select Data**option from the**Data**group.

- As a result, a dialog box called
**Select Data Source**will appear. - In the
**Horizontal (Category) Axis Labels**section, there will be a random number set of**1-5**. To modify it, click on the**Edit**option.

- Another small dialog box titled
**Axis Labels**will appear. Now, select the range of cells**E5:E9**and click**OK**.

- Again, click
**OK**to close the**Select Data Source**dialog box. - Finally, you will see the X-axis gets the mid-value of our class intervals.

- You can also modify your chart design from this tab. In our case, we choose
**Style 5**from the**Chart Styles**group. - Besides it, we keep
**three Chart Elements**which are the**Axes, Axis Titles,**and**Data Labels**. Write down suitable axis titles according to your desire and choose the position of**Data Labels**at the**Inside End**.

- Now, we all know that in a histogram, there will be no gap between the vertical columns.
- To eliminate this void space,
**double-click**on the columns on the chart. - As a result, a
**side window**entitled**Format Series Window**will appear. - Then, in the
**Series Options**tab, set the**Series overlap**as**0%**and the**Gap Width**as**0%**. The gap will disappear.

- After that, to distinguish the column border, select the
**Fill & Line > Border**option. - Now, select the
**Solid line**option and choose a visible color contrast with your column color.

- Our relative frequency histogram is ready.

Finally, we can say that we are able to make a relative frequency histogram in Excel.

**Read More: ****How to Make Frequency Distribution Table in Excel (4 Easy Ways)**

### 2. Relative Frequency Histogram for Examination Marks

In this following example, we consider a dataset of **seven** class intervals of examination marks for 100 students. The** Class Intervals (Marks)** are in column **B** and the **Frequency (No of Students)** in column **C**.

The procedure to make the relative frequency histogram of this dataset is given as follows:

**📌 Steps:**

- First, insert
**three**columns between the**Class Intervals**and the**Frequency**. You can**add the columns**in several ways. - After that, input the following entities into the range of cells
**C4:E4**and**G4**as shown in the image.

- Now, manually input the upper limit
**‘31’**and lower limit**‘40’**in cells**C5**and**D5**respectively.

- After that, select cell
**E5**and write down the following formula to get the average of these two limits. We are using**the AVERAGE function**to estimate the mid valve.

`=AVERAGE(C5:D5)`

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- Similarly, follow the same process for
**row 6**.

- Next, select the range of cells
**B5:E11**and**drag**the**Fill Handle**icon to copy the data pattern up to cell**E11**.

- Now, we use
**the SUM function**to sum the total number of workers. For that, write down the following formula into cell**F12**.

`=SUM(F5:F11)`

- Press the
**Enter**key.

- Then, write down the following formula into cell
**G5**to get the value of relative frequency. Make sure that, you input the**Absolute Cell Reference**sign with cell**F12**before using the**Fill Handle**icon.

`=F5/$F$12`

- Similarly, press
**Enter**.

**Double-click**on the**Fill Handle**icon to copy the formula up to cell**G11**.

- Now, we will plot the histogram chart for the value of relative frequency.
- For that, select the range of cells
**G5:G11**. - Then, in the
**Insert**tab, select the**drop-down arrow**of**Insert Column or Bar Charts**from the**Charts**group and choose the**Clustered Column**option from the**2-D Column**section.

- If you carefully check the chart, you will notice that our chart doesn’t have the value on the X-axis.
- For fixing this issue, in the
**Chart Design**tab, click on the**Select Data**option from the**Data**group.

- A dialog box called
**Select Data Source**will appear. - In the
**Horizontal (Category) Axis Labels**section, there will be a random number set of**1-7**. To modify it, click on the**Edit**option.

- Another small dialog box called
**Axis Labels**will appear. Now, select the range of cells**E5:E11**and click**OK**.

- Again, click
**OK**to close the**Select Data Source**dialog box. - At last, you will see the X-axis gets the mid-value of our class intervals.

- You can also modify your chart design from this tab. In our case, we choose
**Style 9**from the**Chart Styles**group. - Moreover, we keep
**three Chart Elements**which are the**Axes, Axis Titles,**and**Data Labels**. Write down the suitable axis titles according to your desire and choose the position of**Data Labels**at the**Outside End**.

- We all know that in a histogram, there should be no gap between the vertical columns.
- For eliminating this void space,
**double-click**on the vertical columns on the chart. - As a result, a
**side window**titled**Format Series Window**will appear. - After that, in the
**Series Options**tab, set the**Series overlap**as**0%**and the**Gap Width**as**0%**. The gap will vanish.

- To distinguish the column border, select the
**Fill & Line > Border**option. - Then, select the
**Solid line**option and choose a visible color contrast with your column color.

- Finally, our relative frequency histogram is ready.

Thus, we can say that we are able to make a relative frequency histogram in Excel.

**Read More: ****How to Do a Frequency Distribution on Excel (3 Easy Methods)**

### 3. Relative Frequency Histogram for Covid-19 Infected People

Now, we try a different type of example. We are going to consider the dataset of **10** major states of the United States and the number of Covid-19 infected people. Our dataset is in the range of cell **B5:C14**.

The process to make the relative frequency histogram of this dataset is given below:

**📌 Steps:**

- At first, we use
**the SUM function**to sum the total number of workers. For that, write down the following formula into cell**C15**.

`=SUM(C5:C14)`

- Now, press
**Enter**.

- After that, write down the following formula into cell
**D5**to get the value of relative frequency. Make sure that, you input the**Absolute Cell Reference**sign with cell**C15**before using the**Fill Handle**icon.

`=C5/$C$15`

- Similarly, press
**Enter**.

- Then,
**double-click**on the**Fill Handle**icon to copy the formula up to cell**D14**.

- Now, we will plot the histogram chart for the value of relative frequency.
- To plot the graph, select the range of cells
**D5:D15**. - After that, in the
**Insert**tab, select the**drop-down arrow**of**Insert Column or Bar Charts**from the**Charts**group and choose the**Clustered Column**option from the**2-D Column**section.

- Now, if you carefully take a look at the chart, you will notice that our chart doesn’t have the value on the X-axis.
- To fix this issue, in the
**Chart Design**tab, click on the**Select Data**option from the**Data**option.

- A dialog box entitled
**Select Data Source**will appear. - Then, in the
**Horizontal (Category) Axis Labels**section, there will be a random number set of**1-10**. To modify it, click on the**Edit**option.

- Another small dialog box called
**Axis Labels**will appear. Now, select the range of cells**B5:B14**and click**OK**.

- Again, click
**OK**to close the**Select Data Source**dialog box. - In the end, you will see the X-axis gets the name of the states.

- You can also modify your chart design from this tab. In this case, we choose
**Style 4**from the**Chart Styles**group. - Moreover, we keep
**three Chart Elements**which are the**Axes, Axis Titles,**and**Data Labels**. Write down the suitable axis titles according to your desire and choose the position of**Data Labels**at the**Inside End**.

- In addition, we all know that in a histogram, there should be no gap between the vertical columns.
- To remove this space,
**double-click**on the vertical columns on the chart. - As a result, a
**side window**titled**Format Series Window**will appear. - Then, in the
**Series Options**tab, set the**Series overlap**as**0%**and the**Gap Width**as**0%**. The gap will vanish.

- To make visible the column border, select the
**Fill & Line > Border**option. - Next, select the
**Solid line**option and choose a visible color contrast with your column color.

- Additionally, use the resize icon at the edge of the chat to get a better visualization of the data.
- At last, our relative frequency histogram is ready.

So, we can say that we are able to make a relative frequency histogram in Excel.

**Read More:** **How to Calculate Cumulative Relative Frequency in Excel (4 Examples)**

## Conclusion

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