In which state do you need to pay more to play video games, Hawaii or NY?

Grade level: 4th – 5th grades

Skills: Bar graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy

The price of electricity varies widely from area to area. This is because the type and the price of energy sources each area uses to generate electricity are different. The bar graph below shows the average electricity price for playing video games for 5 hours in seven states in November 2019.

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  1. 1.In which state do you need to pay more than 30 cents to play video games for 5 hours?
  2. It costs about _____ cents more to play video games for 5 hours in Alaska than in Indiana.
  3. Among the seven states, which is the third most expensive state to play video games?


Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2020. Electric Power Monthly

Note: It is using per kW electricity price

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