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# A closer look at the distribution of number needed to treat by Thabane L.

By Thabane L.

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Theoretically, because height is a continuum without gaps, you could continue this process of increasing the sensitivity until you achieved a measurement with an infinite number of decimal places: 1 65 . 1 95342 1 6239867 . . cm. For continuous measurement variables, there is theoretically (but not practically) an infinite number of possible values between any two values on the scale. The most common discrete measurement variables (also called discontinuous or meristic measurement variables) are obtained by counting the number of things in some set of things.

838 X 102 - ADS. ft). 23, express the 9 meter distance in: ADS. 6 km Using the appropriate conversion factor, determine: How many pounds are there in 1 03 grams? ADS. 50 (b) kilometers. Using the appropriate conversion factor, detennine: How many kilometers are there in I I I miles? ADS. 27 1 x 1 O - 1 1b Using the appropriate conversion factor, determine: How many gallons are there in 1 ,350 liters? ADS. 1 PHYSICAL AND MEASUREMENT POPULATIONS The term population has many nonstatistical meanings.

995 X 1 0 - 6 kg. 05 X 10 6 kg. 000000060 mm. Solution To convert a decimal number that is less than one to scientific notation, move the decimal point to the right until there is one nonzero digit to its left. 000000060 mm, the decimal point has to be moved eight places 000000006 0. 0. The + , second factor is the necessary power of 1 0, which here would have a negative exponent equal to the number of places that the decimal point was moved: 10- 8 . 0 x 10- 8 mm. 0 kg. notation the following number written In decimal notation: Solution To convert a decimal number that is 1 0 or larger to scientific notation, move the decimal to the left until only one nonzero digit is to its left.