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# What is age classified as?

A. Nominal data
B. Ordinal data
C. Interval data
D. Ratio data

This question is part of Introduction to Statistics 1
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Apr 07, 2020

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#### Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered May 01, 2019

The correct answer is option A
Age is classified as nominal data.
Nominal data is a type of data that is commonly used to name variables. They can have numbers assigned to them just like ages, the pinned number on a sport person. Nominal data are categorical and they belong to a specified category.

Ordinal data tells the position of something in a list, you cannot do arithmetic with ordinal numbers, and they are only used to show sequences. Example of such is: first, second, third, and fourth.

Interval data is used to measure in scales; it is used to measure things between two extremes. Eg On the scale of 1 to 10, what is the threshold of your pain?
Ratio data is used to compare many variables. Eg Mary can be as twice as tall as Jane.

#### John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 27, 2017

Ordinal data

#### John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 10, 2017

Ratio data

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