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chwala

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- Homework Statement
- Indepth understanding of the two terms; discrete and continous data

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- statistics

I would like to seek your take on the two terms; discrete and continuous in this context,

In my understanding, when we look at height of individuals (in cms), this measure in general or in definition implies continuous data. If we are to look at specific math problem that involves height of say ##5## people given in cm as ##[140, 159, 165, 170, 178]## then in this context the values given are in this case; discrete. Where discrete in this case being a subset of continuous data. Would that be correct?

On the other hand, if the heights of ##5## people (in cms) are given as ##[145.7, 178, 189, 190,156]##, then in this particular context, the data given is continous.

In my understanding, when we look at height of individuals (in cms), this measure in general or in definition implies continuous data. If we are to look at specific math problem that involves height of say ##5## people given in cm as ##[140, 159, 165, 170, 178]## then in this context the values given are in this case; discrete. Where discrete in this case being a subset of continuous data. Would that be correct?

On the other hand, if the heights of ##5## people (in cms) are given as ##[145.7, 178, 189, 190,156]##, then in this particular context, the data given is continous.