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Holiday Spending

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How do you plan to celebrate the holidays? In the U.S., holiday fun usually involves gifts, delicious food, and colorful decorations. But all of those items typically cost money. In fact, American adults planned to spend an average of $881 on winter holidays last year. That’s more money than what people spend on Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day combined!

The circle graph on the next page shows how U.S. adults planned to spend their money during the 2020 holiday season. How would your holiday spending compare?

Now You Try It

Use the circle graph to answer the questions.


What is the purpose of a circle graph?

A. to count items

B. to track changes in dataover time

C. to compare parts of a whole

D. to compare bars of data


On what category of holiday items did adults plan to spend the most money?

A. gifts for family

B. gifts for friends

C. candy and food

D. flowers


On which holiday item did adults plan to spend 7% of their money?


Your neighbor just got back from holiday shopping. He went to a flower shop, a grocery store, and a gift shop. At which place would you expect him to have spent the least amount of money? Why?


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