Q. What is a Venn diagram? How do I create one?
A Venn diagram is a pictorial representation of how finite groups relate to one another. Finite groups are represented by circles -- often overlapping -- placed on a rectangular plane.
For example, the following Venn diagram represents the ownership of cats and dogs among a group of people.
Yellow circle = People who own cats
Blue circle = People who own dogs
Intersection of two circles = People who own both a cat and a dog
You can create a Venn diagram using the following:
- Microsoft Word
- Select Insert > SmartArt > Relationship > Basic Venn
- Create a free account
- Type Venn Diagram in the search text box
- Select one of the free Venn diagram options
- Design your Venn diagram!
For more information about Venn diagrams, view this article from Encyclopedia Britannica.