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 - Chapter 4 Exercises - Page 120: 4.24c

Answer

r = .99 This provides a very good indicator of a golfer's next score (for a round).

Work Step by Step

Almost all of the scores are in a single line, so the correlation is neither .01 nor .25. Since very few golfers had scores that differed by more than one stroke, the correlation must be very close to 1 (.99).
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