Discrete or Continuous? II Identify the following as discrete or continuous random variables: a. Increase in length of life attained by a cancer patient as a result of surgery b. Tensile breaking strength (in pounds per square inch) of 1-inch-diameter steel cable c. Number of deer killed per year in a state wildlife preserve

Discrete or Continuous? II Identify the following as discrete or continuous random variables: a. Increase in length of life attained by a cancer patient as a result of surgery b. Tensile breaking strength (in pounds per square inch) of 1-inch-diameter steel cable c. Number of deer killed per year in a state wildlife preserve

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asked 2020-11-30
Discrete or Continuous? II Identify the following as discrete or continuous random variables:
a. Increase in length of life attained by a cancer patient as a result of surgery
b. Tensile breaking strength (in pounds per square inch) of 1-inch-diameter steel cable
c. Number of deer killed per year in a state wildlife preserve

Answers (1)

2020-12-01
(a)Given:
Increase in length of life attained by a cancer patient as a result of surgery.
Calculation:
Increase in length of life attained by a cancer patient as a result of surgeryis a continuous random variable that can take positive real number as value.
(b)Given:
Tensile breaking strength (in pounds per square inch) of L-inch diameter steel cable.
Calculation:
Tensile breaking strength (in pounds per square inch) of 1-inch diameter steel cable is a continuous random variable that can positive real number as value.
(c)Given:
Number of deer killed per year in a state wildlife preserver.
Calculation:
Number of deer killed per year in a state wildlife preserveris a discrete random variable that can take value from {0,1,2.....}
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