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    elma vivas
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    kindly answer if a bag of apples is discrete or continous date

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    #64432

    Bart
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    Bag of apples is discrete.

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    #64434

    Brad
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    Depends on how big the bag is, there could be an infinite number of apples that you would be counting, thus making it continuous.

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    #64435

    GB
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    hee hee!
    Good one, Brad.
    The definition of continuous in the arena of 6S is the ability to break the data into finer and finer increments of measure…
    Thus, a bag of apples is discrete.   How do you break the apple into finer and finer increments of measure?   The word “measure” is the key here…

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    #64437

    Brad
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    “Do you like apples?”
    You could be weighing the apples, or the bags of apples. 
    Apple 1 = .561 lbs
    Apple 2 = .503 lbs
    Apple 3 = .616 lbs
    Tell me that’s not continuous…
    “How do you like them apples?”

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    #64452

    Monk
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    That was

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    #64453

    Monk
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    Thats was a good one !!
    Hope the answer is understood.

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    #64460

    GB
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    Actually, the weight or count is an inference…as stated, the bag of apples is discrete. (see the other thread that brad started.   He agreed)

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