Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Correlation and Regression - Section 9.1 Correlation - Exercises - Page 482: 19

Answer

Explanatory Variable: Amounts of Water consumed each day by persons of the same weight and diet Response Variable: Individual Weight Loss

Work Step by Step

The response variable is the variable that you want to predict or explain. The explanatory variable is the variable that causes a change in the response variable. In this question, the nutritionist wants to determine whether changes in water consumed each day will cause a change in individual weight loss.
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