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: 4.2

Answer

Surface temperature is the explanatory variable, and yearly coral growth is the response variable. Both variables are quantitative variables.

Work Step by Step

The coral growth is affected by the surface temperatures. Both the coral growth and surface temperatures are numbers, so both variables are quantitative.
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