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Describing an Association: Linear vs. Non-Linear

APSTAT-9LRA4C

Looking at the scatterplot below, which of the following describes the nature of the association?

A

There is a strong negative linear association between $x$ and $y$.

B

There is a strong positive linear association between $x$ and $y$.

C

There is a strong negative non-linear association between $x$ and $y$.

D

There is a strong positive non-linear association between $x$ and $y$.

E

There is a weak positive non-linear association between $x$ and $y$.