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    Correlation and Causation and Association

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    1) Does correlation equal causation? Why or why not?

    2). What is the relationship between correlation and association?

    Please provide detailed explanation.

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    1) It depends on the situation. Just because there is a strong correlation between one set of data and another set of data, does not mean that one influences the other. For example, let's say you have a set of data with the weight of vehicles and another set of data for the gas mileage for those cars. There may be a strong correlation between the heavier cars and getting less gas mileage. However, there may be a different source for the gas ...

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