Graph description: Figure 12. Scatter diagram showing simulated data from a population where there is a strong negative relationship between the variables

A scatter diagram.

The horizontal axis is labeled "Variable X" and numbered 2, 4, 6, and 8. The vertical axis is labeled "Variable Y" and numbered 2, 4, 6, and 8. Each of the 50 observations is shown by a small diamond positioned at that subject's Variable X and Variable Y.

There is a close but not perfect relationship between X and Y. When X is small, Y tends to be large. When X is large, Y tends to be small.

When X = 3, Y ranges from = 6.5 to 7. When X = 7, Y ranges from = 3.5 to 4.

The correlation coefficient is r = -0.95.

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