Decide whether a discrete or continuous random variable is the best model for each of the following variables:
(a) The time until a projectile returns to earth.
(b) The number of times a transistor in a computer memory changes state in one operation.
(c) The volume of gasoline that is lost to evaporation during the filling of a gas tank.
(d) The outside diameter of a machined shaft.
(e) The number of cracks exceeding one-half inch in 10 miles of an interstate highway.
(f) The weight of an injection-molded plastic part.
(g) The number of molecules in a sample of gas.
(h) The concentration of output from a reactor.
(i) The current in an electronic circuit.

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