Select the most likely answer for the coefficient of linear correlation for the following two variables: x = the number of hours spent studying for a test, and y = the number of points earned on the test.
A. r = 1.20
B. r = 0.70
C. r = -0.85
D. r = 0.05© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 1:24 am ad1c9bdddf
B. r= 0.70
r cannot be larger than 1 so choice A (i.e., r = 1.20) is eliminated.
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