Continuous Variable in Statistics: Definition & Examples


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Which of the follow is a continuous variable?

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1. All continuous variables are also ______.

2. As a statistics project, Sarah decides to gather data on her favorite candy, Peanut M&M's®. She buys several 2 oz. packages of Peanut M&M's® at a local grocery store and then identifies the color of each piece of candy, the number of candies in each bag, the weight (in ounces) of each piece of candy, and the total number of yellow candies. Which of these variables would be classified as a continuous variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and quiz to gauge what you know about continuous variables in statistics. You will need to know topics like identifying continuous variables and discerning their properties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you to:

  • Analyze examples to find continuous variables
  • Recognize continuous variables from a given scenario
  • Understand what is not a continuous variable from a given scenario

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to assess the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about continuous variables in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding classifying continuous variables and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding continuous variables can also be considered as

Additional Learning

Find out more about continuous variables with this lesson called Continuous Variable in Statistics: Definition & Examples which covers the following:

  • Define variable
  • Recognize tricky continuous variables
  • Understand what is meant by discrete