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Continuous variables are variables that can take on any value within a range. Continuous variables are also considered metric or quantitative variables, where the variable can have an infinite number or value between two given points. A variable is continuous if it is theoretically possible for members of the group to fall anywhere on a spectrum with small amounts of a characteristic on one end and large amounts of a characteristic on the other end. Continuous variables are often measured in infinitely small units.

Many physical traits are considered continuous variables, along with psychological traits such as intelligence, extroversion, and creativity. The idea is that, no matter how similar two people are in extroversion, it is theoretically possible for a third person to have a level ...

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