Is percentage a continuous variable or discrete variable?



Dear all,

I have a product with A,B,C,D as constituents of the product. Each constituent is represented in percentage values. for ex A- 25% B - 30% C- 40% D- 5%.

Is it ok to consider percentage to be discrete variable? Kindly clarify.

Karthikeyan P


Would these percentages only take specific values?

If not, then you should treat them as continuous variable only. Also, in case there are only 4 ingredients - you will need to consider only 3 variables.



Thank you Sir.

The variables can take any value.