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# Earthquake Depths Which of the following best describes ISBN: 9780321836960 18

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Problem 5CQQ

Problem 5CQQ

Earthquake Depths Which of the following best describes the level of measurement of the earthquake depths described in Exercise 3: nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio?

Exercise

Earthquake Depths Data Set 16 includes depths (km) of the sources of earthquakes. Are these values discrete or continuous?

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Answer :

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ratio:Ratio scales are the ultimate nirvana when it comes to measurement scales because they tell us about the order, they tell us the exact value between units, AND they also have an absolute zero–which allows for a wide range of both descriptive and inferential statistics to be applied.

Ratio because we can have an absolute zero value.

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Discrete: A discrete function is a function with distinct and separate values. This means that the values of the functions are not connected with each other.

For example, a discrete function can equal 1 or 2 but not 1.5.

Continuous: A continuous function, on the other hand, is a function that can take on any number within a certain interval.

For example, if at one point, a continuous function is 1 and 2 at another point, then this continuous function will definitely be 1.5 at yet another point.

The given example is Continuous.

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