Statistics : Continuous

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Continuous

Which of the following is considered to be a continuous random variable?

Possible Answers:

Number of cars in a parking lot

Grades of students in a particular class

Number of students in a classroom

Heights of students in a classroom

Number of students in a particular class

Correct answer:

Heights of students in a classroom

Explanation:

A random variable can be described as the numerical value of the outcome of a particular phenomena. There are two general types of random variables: discrete and continuous. A discrete random variable is a variable whose value is determined through counting. On the other hand, continuous random variables are derived through measurements and calculations; therefore the correct answer is "heights of students in a classroom."

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