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Excel Charts – Pie, Doughnut or Stacked

Pie charts can represent only one data series, whereas doughnut charts can represent multiple data series. 

Each of these series in a doughnut chart are represented by concentric rings.  Because one ring is smaller than the other, the slices of the ring(s) may give a visually decieving representation of the actual data.

Using a stacked column chart is usually the better choice.  Doughnut charts may be better used as a visual alternative for the pie chart.

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