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# Linear Regression and Correlation for Homes in Minnesota

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A sample of 12 homes sold last week in St. Paul, Minnesota, selected. Can we conclude that, as the size of the home (reported below in thousands of square feet) increase, the selling price (reported in thousands) also increases?
Home size Selling price
1.4 100
1.3 110
1.2 105
1.1 120
1.4 80
1.0 105
1.3 110
0.8 85
1.2 105
0.9 75
1.1 70
1.1 95

a. Compute the coefficient of correlation.
b. Determine the coefficient of determination
c. Can we conclude that there is a positive association between the size of the home and the selling price? Use the 0.5 significance level.

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a. Compute the coefficient of correlation.

The correlation coefficient is calculated by formula
where is an average of x and y.

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