Discrete quantity

A discrete quantity can only take on certain values. For example, the number of students in a classroom can only be a positive integer and is thus a discrete quantity since the range of possible values is not continuous. On the other hand, the average height of the students in a classroom can take on any real value and is thus a continuous variable since its possible range of values is continuous.

See also

ACS WASC
ACCREDITED
SCHOOL

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