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# Determine whether the data are qualitative or quantitative.(a) A list of post office box numbers(b) The final exam scores in a chemistry class

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Qualitative variables places the individuals into a category, while a quantitative variable is a numerical variable.

(a) Quantitative, because the data contains box NUMBERS.

(b) Qualitative, if the exam score is given as A, B, C, D or F (category).

Quantitative, if the exam score is given as a percent (such as 85%).

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