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    A social psychology graduate student hypothesizes that taller women tend to date taller men, and that shorter women tend to date shorter men. To test this hypothesis, she visits a dance club just off campus and interviews the first 10 couples she meets, measuring (to the nearest centimeter) the heights of the men (X) and the heights of the women (Y). The data comes out as follows:
    MEN WOMEN
    159 150
    158 151
    166 160
    159 159
    174 153
    179 181
    166 162
    167 156
    164 141
    167 153

    a. Is the hypothesis correct?

    b. My best friend is a female whose height is 169. Based on these interviews, can you guess how tall her mate is likely to be?

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    A social psychology graduate student hypothesis that taller women tend to date taller men, and that shorter women tend to date shorter men. To test this hypothesis, she visits a dance club just off campus and interviews the first 10 couples she meets, measuring (to the nearest centimeter) the heights of the men (X) and the heights of the women (Y). The data comes out as follows:
    MEN WOMEN
    159 150
    158 151
    166 160
    159 159
    174 153
    179 181
    166 162
    167 156
    164 141
    167 153

    a. Is the hypothesis correct?

    b. My best friend is a female whose height is 169. Based on these interviews, can you guess how tall her mate is likely to be?

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