# Is the "pineapple yield per hectare" discrete or continuous? Why?

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Feb 21, 2017

In principle it is discrete (you don't harvest partial pineapples).

#### Explanation:

But since the number of pineapples per hectare is a large number, it is usually considered continous, as the difference between one number and the next (say 1000 and 1001) is a small percentage of the number itself.

Compare with height or weight. These are obviously continuous variables, but they are measured and recorded in discrete units (inches or centimeters).