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    Describe the error in the conclusion:

    There is a linear correlation between the number of cigarettes smoked and the pulse rate. As the number of cigarettes increases the pulse rate increases. Conclusion: Cigarettes cause the pulse rate to increase.

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    The error is here: correlation does not apply causation. In other words, if there are relationships between two variables, then it does ...

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    The soluton discusses an error in a study's conclusion drawn from correlation. Just under 100 words.