**Which of the following is an example of a continuous variable?**

**Options:**

A) The gender of each student in a psychology class

B) The number of males in each class offered by the college

C) The amount of time to solve a problem

D) The number of children in a family

**Answer Explanation**

The correct answer forthe given question is **Option C) The amount of time to solve a problem.**

**Continuous variables** are variables that can have any value within a range of values. As a metric or quantitative variable, continuous variables can have an infinite number of values between any two points.Continuous variables are those for which it is theoretically possible for members of a group to fall anywhere on a spectrum with small amounts of one characteristic at one end and large amounts of another characteristic at the other. Many physical traits, such as intelligence and extroversion, and psychological traits such as creativity, are considered continuous variables, often measured in infinitely small units.

Continuous variables are quantitative variables used in statistics to describe data that can be measured in some way. You have a continuous variable if the data you have is related to height, weight, or time.