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Determine whether the value is a discrete random variable, continuous random variable, or not a random variable. a. The height of a randomly selected giraffe b. The number of points scored during a basketball game c. The gender of college students d. The amount of rain in City Upper B during April e. The number of fish caught during a fishing tournament f. The number of bald eagles in a country

Answer #1

a. The height of a randomly selected giraffe

**continuous random variable**

*Height can be measured to many decimal places, so we will
consider it as a continuous random variable.*

b. The number of points scored during a basketball game

**Discrete random variable**

*is a whole number, therefore discrete.*

c. The gender of college students

*Not a random variable*

*It is a categorical variable,*

d. The amount of rain in City Upper B during April

**continuous random variable**

e. The number of fish caught during a fishing tournament

**Discrete random variable**

f. The number of bald eagles in a country

**Discrete random variable**

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