# 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, 41/2, 5, 51/2, 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