# Is income a continuous or discrete variable?

**Age**and Income are continuous numerical variables. (Although the recorded ages have been truncated to whole numbers, the concept of

**age**is continuous.) Number of children is a discrete numerical variable (a count).

A.

### Is time a continuous or discrete variable?

A

**continuous variable**is one which can take on a value between any other two values, such as: indoor temperature,**time**spent waiting, water consumed, color wavelength, and direction of travel. A**discrete variable**corresponds to a digital quantity, while a**continuous variable**corresponds to an analog quantity.#### Is volume a discrete or continuous variable?

In general, quantities such as pressure, height, mass, weight, density,**volume**, temperature, and distance are examples of**continuous**random**variables**. This is not the case for**discrete**random**variables**, because between any two**discrete**values, there is an integer number (0, 1, 2, ) of valid values.#### Is the temperature discrete or continuous?

Temperature is continuous variable as it does have fractional value too. For example: Today's temperature is**30.5 degree Celsius**, here 30.5 is not a discrete variable and hence is a continuous variable. It has wide range and its value is true for all real numbers.#### Is height and weight a continuous variable?

In general, a**continuous variable**is one that is measured, not counted. Height, for example, is measured.**Weight**is measured. Temperature, time, distance - all are**continuous variables**.

B.

### What is the difference between continuous and discrete data?

**Discrete data**can take on only integer values whereas

**continuous data**can take on any value. For instance the number of cancer patients treated by a hospital each year is

**discrete**but your weight is

**continuous**. Some

**data**are

**continuous**but measured in a

**discrete**way e.g. your age.

#### What is a discrete value in statistics?

Week #35 - Continuous vs.**Discrete**Distributions. A**discrete**distribution is one in which the data can only take on certain values, for example integers. A continuous distribution is one in which data can take on any value within a specified range (which may be infinite).#### Is your shoe size discrete or continuous?

Shoe size is a discrete variable as it can only take certain values - eg,**4, 4**/^{1}/_{2}, 5, 5^{1}_{2}, 6, etc. In this example the values are not whole numbers but they still count as discrete because shoes only come in half sizes. Is the length of someone's foot a discrete or continuous variable?#### What is a continuous variable?

A**continuous variable**is a**variable**that has an infinite number of possible values. In other words, any value is possible for the**variable**. A**continuous variable**is the opposite of a discrete**variable**, which can only take on a certain number of values.

C.

### Is revenue discrete or continuous?

The number of sales is

**discrete**since you can only have specific values, 1, 3, 10, 100. You don't have 100.39741 sales. The**revenue**of those sales is**continuous**. For instance you can (potentially) have any number like 1, 3.14, 9.1230123109840349520.#### Is an IQ score discrete or continuous?

Why**IQ**test “**discrete**scores” are said to have “Normal shape”**IQ**test scores don't increment in decimals, but in whole numbers (e.g., 138, 140, 150 etc.). In other words,**IQ**tests only provide**discrete**scores [not**continuous**] (No body can get an**IQ**score of. ).#### What is continuous variable example?

**Continuous Variable**. If a**variable**can take on any value between its minimum value and its maximum value, it is called a**continuous variable**; otherwise, it is called a discrete**variable**. Some**examples**will clarify the difference between discrete and**continuous variables**.#### What is a continuous variable?

A**continuous variable**is a**variable**that has an infinite number of possible values. In other words, any value is possible for the**variable**. A**continuous variable**is the opposite of a discrete**variable**, which can only take on a certain number of values.

Updated: 6th December 2019