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    What is a natural zero? This is used in Ratio scale.

    What is a natural zero? This is used in Ratio scale.

    Can anyone explain this please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsforlife View Post
    What is a natural zero? This is used in Ratio scale.

    Can anyone explain this please?
    Read this: Scales of Measurement
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    not clearly explained because i had checked this before

    if you can explain in your own words in 1 or 2 lines, that will be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsforlife View Post
    not clearly explained because i had checked this before

    if you can explain in your own words in 1 or 2 lines, that will be great.
    The explanation seems clear enough to me. I think you need to read it again and then think a bit more about what it says. Or use Google to find a few more relevant websites.
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    Natural zero basically means "There isn't any..."

    E.g. Height, Weight have a natural zero because you could say "there isn't any height, there isn't any weight, etc."


    If "zero" is taken to mean something else besides "there isn't any", then it is not a natural zero.

    E.g. Years - Year 0 is an arbitrary point in time, and it is so named because it was convenient to use the year Christ was born as a zero.

    Temperature - 0^\circ C is an arbitrary temperature, and it is so named because it was convenient to use the freezing point of water as a zero.


    Does that make more sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    Natural zero basically means "There isn't any..."

    E.g. Height, Weight have a natural zero because you could say "there isn't any height, there isn't any weight, etc."


    If "zero" is taken to mean something else besides "there isn't any", then it is not a natural zero.

    E.g. Years - Year 0 is an arbitrary point in time, and it is so named because it was convenient to use the year Christ was born as a zero.

    Temperature - 0^\circ C is an arbitrary temperature, and it is so named because it was convenient to use the freezing point of water as a zero.


    Does that make more sense?
    Yes, thank you very much. You can explain things much better. You have an excellent ability of becoming a highly qualified professor.
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