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1. a. Explain the difference between categorical and quantitative variables. b. Give an example of a categorcal variable. c. Give an example of a quantitative variable. a. What is the difference between categorical and quantitative variables? A. A categorical variable is any characteristic observed in a study. A quantitative variable is the numerical value associated with each characteristic. B. A variable is called categorical if each observation belongs to one of a set of categories. A variable is called quantitative if observations on it take numerical values that represent different magnitudes of the variable. Your answer is correct. C. A variable is called categorical if each observation is measured numerically. A variable is called quantitative if observations on it represent different magnitudes of the variable. D. A variable is called categorical if each observation belongs to one of a set of categories. A variable is called quantitative if observations on it can be placed into one singular categorical group. b. Give an example of a categorcal variable. Select all that apply.

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