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2021-01-22

Quantitative/Categorical Data Identify each of the following as quantitative data or categorical data.
a. The platelet counts in Data Set 1 “Body Data” in Appendix B
b. The cigarette brands in Data Set 13 “Cigarette Contents” in Appendix B
c. The colors of the M&M candies in Data Set 27 “M&M Weights” in Appendix B
d. The weights of the M&M candies in Data Set 27 “M&M Weights” in Appendix B

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Qualitative variables are those variables that define a trait or attribute with unique categories. In other words, based on the feature, these factors split the instances into two or more groups. For instance, the literacy rate is a categorical variable if the participants are categorized based on that figure.
Quantitative data: A quantitative variable is one that keeps track of a numerical number. To put it another way, these variables may be measured or tallied. Some examples of quantitative variables include student heights, land area, and people's ages.

(a) The platelet counts represent the numbers and that can be counted or measured. Thus, the data set is quantitative data.
(b) The cigarette brands represent the different categories. Thus, the data set is Categorical data.
(c) The color of M&M brands represents the different categories. That is, red, orange, yellow, brown, blue and green. Thus, the data set is Categorical data.
(d) The weights of M&M candies represent the numbers and that can be counted or measured. Thus, the data set is quantitative data.

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