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Correlation: Boating Accidents

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Recent studies have found a strong, positive correlation with ice cream sales and boating accidents.

This correlation can best be described by the fact that

A

Ice cream must somehow cause boating accidents.

B

This correlation is simply a coincidence that could have easily happened by chance.

C

Temperature is likely a common response variable.

D

The sample must have been too small to draw any reasonable conclusions about ice cream and boating accidents.

E

The sample must have been gathered in a biased manner to get such an absurd statement.