# As of November 30,2014, there was 4364 Walmart stores in the U.S and 6193 outside of the U.S. Are the number of Walmart stores discrete or continuous? Why?

Feb 5, 2017

Walmart stores discrete.

#### Explanation:

Walmart stores discrete.

If you use $x$ as a variable to represent the number of Walmart stores, then -

The Value of $x$ within US is $4364$
The Value of $x$ outside US is $6193$

If $x$ takes certain specific values within a range of values, it is a discrete variable.

In our case also Number of Walmart Stores represented $x$ will take certain specific values. Hence it is a discrete variable. Ultimately Number of Walmart Stores is discrete in nature.