Chapter 1.4, Problem 1LC

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Textbook Problem

A tax form asks people to identify their annual income, number of dependents, and social security number. For each of these three variables, identify the scale of measurement that probably is used and identify whether the variable is continuous or discrete.

To determine

**To Find:** The scale measurement and the type of variable.

Explanation

**Given info:**

The given variables are annual income, number of dependents and social security number.

**Justification:**

*Level of measurements:*

*Ratio scale:*

A ratio scale is an interval scale with the additional feature of an absolute zero point. With a ratio scale, ratios of numbers do reflect ratios of magnitude.

*Nominal scale:*

A nominal scale consists of a set of categories that have different names. Measurements on a nominal scale label and categorize observations.

*Continuous variable:*

For a continuous variable, there are an infinite number of possible values that fall between any two observed values...

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