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 - Page 103: 4.1b

Answer

It is reasonable to view one variable as the explanatory variable and the other variable as the response variable. The explanatory variable is the number of hours per week spent exercising, and the response variable is the number of calories burned per week.

Work Step by Step

The number of hours per week spent exercising can influence how many calories are burned.
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