Cape Town is in danger of running out of water if it does not rain soon. Everyone has to avoid wasting water.

The city rationed everyone to 87 litres a day and published this poster. Explain what the pictograph shows.

Draw a bar graph from this data.

Now the ration is 50 litres per person per day. Where do you think you could, if you lived in Cape Town, save 37 litres from the 87 litre allocation?

The graph below shows the total water stored in the Western Cape’s largest six dams from 30 June 2013 to 15 January 2018. Why do you think that the graph has this shape with peaks and troughs?


















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