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    Misleading Correlations Examples

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    I need help with a couple questions:

    - An example of a misleading correlation and an example of a meaningful correlation.
    - Explain the relationship between correlation and causation.

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    An example of a misleading correlation: suppose we have the sales' records for the apparel store in the past twelve months and meanwhile the records for the computer score are also available during the same periods.
    Apparel sales ($1000) electronic sales ($1000)
    Jan 20 30
    Feb 23 34.5
    Mar 26 40
    Apr 30 44
    May 33 47
    Jun 35 49
    Jul 38 52
    Aug 40 59
    Sep 42 62
    Oct 44 68
    Nov 50 74
    Dec 55 78

    After performing the correlation analysis in the EXCEL, we could ...

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