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# Based on the scatterplot, which of these statements *must* be true?

Question:

A
The data exhibits a negative correlation.

Explaination

The point (3, 2) represents an outlier. The line of best fit would pass close by the point (11, 0), but that does not guarantee that data will be in that vicinity - there could be more outliers. Data that is strongly positively correlated shows a steep positive slope. The data shown exhibits a negative slope; consequently, the data exhibits a negative correlation.

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