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    Example of a discrete random variable

    Hi,

    Im after an example of a discrete variable that doesnt count numbers.

    I thought gender would be an ok answer .. but the lecturer said that the number of heads when tossing a coin counts numbers, and so I'm gussing my answer would too.

    How about opening a book and observing the page number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Hi,

    Im after an example of a discrete variable that doesnt count numbers.

    I thought gender would be an ok answer .. but the lecturer said that the number of heads when tossing a coin counts numbers, and so I'm gussing my answer would too.

    How about opening a book and observing the page number?
    Looks OK to me. The random variable is the observed page number.
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