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Data can be Descriptive (like “high” or “fast”) or Numerical (numbers). And Numerical Data can be Discrete or Continuous: Discrete data is counted, Continuous data is measured.

* Discrete Data* can only take certain values. Example: the number of students in a class (you can’t have half a student).

*can take any value (within a range) Examples:*

**Continuous Data**- A person’s height: could be any value (within the range of human heights), not just certain fixed heights,
- Time in a race: you could even measure it to fractions of a second,
- A dog’s weight,
- The length of a leaf,
- Lots more!

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