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The length of time it takes the winner of a marathon to cross the finish line is considered a measurement of nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio and why

The length of time it takes the winner of a marathon to cross the finish line is considered a measurement of nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio and why

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Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Ronald;
You also asked why...
 
A Cartesian graph has an x- and y- axis.
The former is horizontal (left and right) and called the abscissa.
The latter is vertical (up and down) and called the ordinate.
The graph drawn after a marathon would likely have the names of all participants positioned on the x-axis, and the statistics on the y-axis.  Henceforth, the concept you are looking for is the ordinal--Who achieved the greatest number?
Pam J. | Veteran teacher; all mid. sch. subjects; high sch. science; readingVeteran teacher; all mid. sch. subjects;...
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Ordinal numbers represent rank in a particular order