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Residual Plot

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A biologist performed linear regression on data and then the plotted the amount of bacteria (response) versus time (explanatory).

If the residual plot shows a clear curved pattern, the original scatterplot of the data most likely has what form?

A

Linear.

B

Roughly linear.

C

Exponential.

D

Inverse linear.

E

Unable to tell.