# Statistics - Data Classification (Numerical Vs. Categorical)

1) The following information is collected from students upon exiting the campus bookstore during the first week of classes.

a. Amount of time spent shopping in the bookstore

b. Number of textbooks purchased

c. Academic major

d. Gender

Classify each of these variables as categorical or numerical. If the variable is numerical, determine whether the variable is discrete or continuous.

2) For each of the following variables, determine whether the variable is categorical or numerical. If the variable is numerical, determine whether the variable is discrete or continuous.

a. Amount of money spent on clothing in the past month

b. Favorite department store

c. Most likely time period during which shopping for clothing takes place (weekday, weeknight, or weekend)

d. Number of pairs of shoes owned

3) Suppose the following information is collected from Robert Keeler on his application for a home mortgage loan

at the Metro County Savings and Loan Association.

a. Monthly payments: $1,927

b. Number of jobs in past 10 years: 1

c. Annual family income: $76,000

d. Marital status: Married

Classify each of the responses by type of data

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Statistics Problems set 1

1) The following information is collected from students upon exiting the campus bookstore during the first week of classes.

a. Amount of time spent shopping in the bookstore Numerical-Continuous

b. Number of textbooks purchased Numerical - Discrete

c. Academic major Categorical

d. Gender Categorical

Classify ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution is presented in word format simply classifying data into categorical or numerical.