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    Describe the following correlation. The students with the highest grades in written French were also the students with the highest grade in spoken French. The students in the class with the lowest grades in written French also had the lowest grades in spoken French.

    Is this:
    a) a curvilinear correlation b) no correlation c) a negative correlation or d) a positive correlation

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    The answer is d) a positive correlation.

    a) A curvilinear correlation describes a non-linear relationship between variables.
    b) No correlation suggests that there is no relationship between the variables.
    c) A negative correlation describes a ...

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