What state produces the largest amount of coal in the United States?

Grade level:  4th – 5th grades

Skills: Interpreting bar graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy

The bar graph below shows the amount of coal mined in the 8 largest coal producing states in 2015.


1.Which state mined the third largest amount of coal?

2.Which is larger, the difference between West Virginia and Montana or the difference between Kentucky and Texas?

3.Which fraction shows the ratio of Indiana to Wyoming?


4.What state mined about twice as much coal as Pennsylvania?

Sources: U.S. Energy information Administration


Answer keys

  1. Kentucky
  2. West Virginia and Montana
  3. C
  4. West Virginia