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Identifying Continuous Variables

  • 1.

    Mariana keeps track of the number of birds that visit her apple tree, as well as the time that each bird arrives at the tree. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The time each bird arrives

    II - The number of birds that arrive at the apple tree

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • II

    • III

    • I and II

  • 2.

    As part of Paul's work, he is responsible to measure the amount of rain, in inches, and the amount of snow, in inches, across his town. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The amount of rain

    II - The amount of snow

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • I and II

    • II

    • III

  • 3.

    Jenny counts the number of marbles in his basket while Sue counts the cars that pass through her street each day. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of marbles

    II - The number of cars

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I and II

    • I

    • III

  • 4.

    Joseph measures the height of his students and the time each one of them arrives at the classroom. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The height of the students

    II - The time they arrive at the classroom

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • I

    • III

    • II

  • 5.

    Paul tracks the number of steps it takes for Olympic runners to finish the race while his brother, Sean, tracks the time it takes for them to complete the race. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of steps

    II - The time to complete the race

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • III

    • I

    • I and II

  • 6.

    A statistician is observing the average age of people in each household and the volume of their water consumption. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The age of people

    II - The volume of their water consumption

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • III

    • I

    • II

  • 7.

    Clara keeps track of the height of the trees in her backyard as well as the number of apples that fall from her apple tree. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The height of the tree

    II - The number of apples that fall from her apple tree

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • III

    • I

    • II

  • 8.

    As part of Stacy's work, she is responsible for tracking the number of sales made per week, and the volume of water sold. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of sales

    II - The volume of water

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • II

    • I and II

    • III

  • 9.

    Dean tracks the weight of each bag of oranges while also tracking the number of oranges in the bag. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of oranges

    II - The weight of oranges

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I

    • I and II

    • III

  • 10.

    Richard tracks the length of the films on his streaming platform while tracking the number of animated movies on the platform. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The length of the films

    II - The number of animated movies

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • I and II

    • II

    • III

  • 11.

    A physicist is observing the speed of the baseball as it is thrown by an electric robot and the distance it covers. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The speed of the baseball

    II - The distance covered

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • II

    • III

    • I and II

  • 12.

    Dave keeps track of the household income in his neighborhood while also keeping track of the number of rooms in each household. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - Household income

    II - Number of rooms

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • I

    • III

    • II

  • 13.

    As part of David's work, he is responsible for measuring the volume of milk, in inches, and the weight of each packet of sugar that he receives. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The volume of milk

    II - The weight of each packet of sugar

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I

    • III

    • I and II

  • 14.

    Chris observes the water temperature in the pan while his brother John keeps track of the weight of each piece of food that is thrown into the pan. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The temperature of the pan

    II - The weight of the food that is thrown into the pan

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • III

    • I and II

    • II

  • 15.

    Daniel tracks the amount of honey produced by his bees while also keeping track of the number of jars that he can fill once the honey is melted. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The amount of honey produced

    II - The number of jars

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I and II

    • III

    • I

  • 16.

    Richard collects the data for the number of cars sold at a dealership and the number of houses per block. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of cars sold at a dealership

    II - The number of houses per block

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • I and II

    • III

    • II

  • 17.

    Does Paul keep track of the number of squirrels that visit his yard, as well as the number of heads obtained in 5 tosses of a coin?

    I - The number of squirrels in his yard

    II - The number of heads after five tosses

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • II

    • I

    • III

  • 18.

    Hannah keeps track of the dept of the pool across houses in her neighborhood and the volume of water in each pool. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The depth of the pool

    II - The volume of the pool

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • III

    • I

    • I and II

  • 19.

    Mark tracks the walking distance from his house to each grocery store in his town while also tracking the time it takes to get there. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The distance from Mark's house to the grocery store

    II - The time it takes to get to each store

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • III

    • I and II

    • I

  • 20.

    Laura records the surface area occupied by each soccer field and the number of people it can hold. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The area of the soccer field

    II - The number of people it can hold

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • I

    • III

    • II

  • 21.

    Philip tracks the diameter of each bowl in his household while also tracking the number of bowls he currently owns. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The diameter of each bowl

    II - The number of bowls he currently owns

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I and II

    • III

    • I

  • 22.

    Paul keeps track of people that enter the school library and of the number of minutes each person spends in the library. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of people that enter the library

    II - The time each person spends in the library

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I and II

    • III

    • I

  • 23.

    As part of her research, Baylor collects data about the amount of water that is consumed in each household and the number of people that reside in it. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of people in each household

    II - The amount of water consumed

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • I

    • III

    • II

  • 24.

    Seth counts the weight of each bag of salt while Mary counts the bags of salt that are placed in a box. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The weight of salt

    II - The number of bags of salt in the box

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I

    • III

    • I and II

    • II

  • 25.

    Steven tracks the number of pages of each book in the library as well as the number of non-fiction books in each sile. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of pages

    II - The number of non-fiction books

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • III

    • II

    • I

    • I and II

  • 26.

    A biologist tracks the lifespan of each rare species in the river as well as the number of new species that he finds. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The lifespan of the species

    II - The number of species.

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I and II

    • III

    • I

  • 27.

    Sue keeps track of the number of oranges that fall from her tree as well as the number of bags they can fill. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of oranges

    II - The number of bags the oranges can fill.

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • III

    • II

    • I

  • 28.

    As part of Michelle's work, she tracks the player's shoe size and the player's salary. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The player's shoe size

    II - The player's salary

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I and II

    • III

    • I

  • 29.

    Jack counts the number of sales he makes per day as well the number of odd zip codes houses he visited. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The number of sales per day

    II - The number of odd zip codes

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • II

    • I

    • III

    • I and II

  • 30.

    Paul tracks the area of each plate as well as the diameter of each of them. Which of these variables is continuous?

    I - The area of each plate

    II - The diameter of each plate

    III - None of the variables

    Answers:

    • I and II

    • II

    • I

    • III

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