continuous data

Definition of Continuous Data

  • The data that is continuous (without breaks) in a selected range is known as Continuous Data.

More about Continuous Data

  • Continuous data is the opposite of discrete data.
  • Continuous data will have infinite number of possible values within the selected range.
  • Line graphs and histograms are used to represent continuous data.

Examples of Continuous Data

  • The height of a boy over time is an example of continuous data.
  • Varying temperature from maximum to minimum point on a particular day is a continuous data.

Solved Example on Continuous Data

Which of these graphs displays continuous data?

A. Graph 1
B. Graph 3
C. Graph 2
D. Graph 4
Correct Answer: A
Step 1: Of the four graphs listed, line graph displays continuous data. [The graph that is drawn without any gap in an interval is used to display continuous data.]
Step 2: So, Graph 1 displays continuous data.

Related Terms for Continuous Data

  • Data
  • Discrete Data
  • Graph
  • Range
  • Real Numbers