Discrete variable: - We can count a discrete variable. - A discrete variable cannot assume every possible value between any two possible values. Continuous variable: - We cannot count a continuous variable. - A continuous variable may assume every possible value between any two values.
Work Step by Step
We can count the number of people on the bus: 0, 1, 2, 3, etc. But, we cannot say: "There are 12.4 people on the bus." We cannot count the distance traveled by the bus. But, we can say: "The distance traveled by the bus is 85.9 mi."