When Rolling a Die, Is This an Example of a Discrete or Continuous Random Variable?

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When rolling a die, what you're looking at is an example of a very specific thing. Find out if rolling a die is an example of a discreet or continuous random variable with help from an experienced math professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Charlie Kasov, and this is, is rolling a dice an example of a discreet or a continuous random variable? Now the answer is it's a discrete variable because it has a limited set of outcomes. When you roll a dice, you can get a one, two, three, four, five or six. That's it. If it were a continuous random variable, every number between one and two would be okay. Every number between two and three would be okay, and so on to six, meaning you could roll a dice and get a 3.0000005. Three point zero, zero, zero, zero, five. That would not happen when you roll a dice, but that's a good way to remember this would be a continuous random variable, whereas just plain old three would be a discreet.

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