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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Graphing: discrete vs continuous data

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From: William

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005111421:55:03
Subject: Re: HELP!

The easiest way to think about it (but strictly speaking technically
not correct) is that continuous values take all the values between two
points, but discrete do not

for example think of a position... you measure your position at time a
and time b

you would connect p(a) and p(b) because you had to go from p(a) to 
p(b) (unless you own a transporter- beam me up!)

as a discrete... think of how many apples you have

if you have 10 and someone gives you 1 then you have 11.  But at no
point did you have anything other than 10 or 11 

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