section 1 vocabulary

Categorical Variable

a variable that names categories (whether with words or numerals)
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Quantitative Variable

A variable in which the numbers act as numerical values (always have units)
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  • High school Grade Point Average.
  • Number of pets owned.
  • Bank account balance.
  • Number of stars in a solar system.
  • Average number of lottery tickets sold.
  • How many cousins you have.
  • The amount in your paycheck.


A quantity or amount adopted as a standard of measurement ($, hours, grams)
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