# Is age a discrete or continuous variable? Why?

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Jan 25, 2017

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Discrete if measured in a number of years, minutes, seconds. However it would be continuous if measured to an exact amount of time passed since the start of something.

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Age is measured in units that, if precise enough, could be any number. Therefore the set they come from is infinite. For example, someone could be

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