The Basic Practice of Statistics 7th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-46414-253-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-46414-253-6

Chapter 4 - Scatterplots and Correlation - Apply Your Knowledge: 4.1a

Answer

It is more reasonable to view one variable as the response variable and one variable as the explanatory variable. The number of lectures attended in a statistics course is the explanatory variable, and the grade on the final exam is the response variable.

Work Step by Step

The grade received is a variable, and this variable can be influenced by how many classes you attended.
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