In a stem-and-leaf plot, each number is broken into two parts -

The first part is called the stem and consists of the beginning digit(s).

The second part is called the leaf and consists of the final digit(s).

The stems are written in a column in ascending order, and the leaves that match up with those stems are written on the corresponding row.

A stem-and-leaf plot of the number of characters in 50 emails.

22 | 0 | 64 | 10 | 6 | 26 | 25 | 11 | 4 | 14 |

7 | 1 | 10 | 2 | 7 | 5 | 7 | 4 | 14 | 3 |

1 | 5 | 43 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 25 | 1 | 9 | 1 |

2 | 9 | 0 | 5 | 3 | 6 | 26 | 11 | 25 | 9 |

42 | 17 | 29 | 12 | 27 | 10 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |