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7.3: Scatter Plots

Difficulty Level: Basic Created by: CK-12
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correlation

correlation

Correlation is a statistical method used to determine if there is a connection or a relationship between two sets of data.
line of best fit

line of best fit

A line of best fit is a straight line drawn on a scatter plot such that the sums of the distances to the points on either side of the line are approximately equal and such that there are an equal number of points above and below the line.
scatter plot

scatter plot

A scatter plot is a plot of the dependent variable versus the independent variable and is used to investigate whether or not there is a relationship or connection between 2 sets of data.

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