Venn Diagram

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A Venn diagram is useful for showing how two things are alike and different. It was named after John Venn, who invented it 1880.

Suppose you wanted to compare and contrast alligators and crocodiles. Follow these steps to construct a Venn diagram.

Here is what your Venn diagram might look like when you complete these steps.

Venn diagram showing crocodiles vs. alligators

The completed Venn diagram provides a comparison and contrast of alligators and crocodiles at a glance. It can serve as the starting point for writing a paper, and as a good review tool for tests. You can create Venn diagrams to compare and contrast many pairs of things.

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