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Slope, Correlation When Removing Scatterplot Point: X vs. Y

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A scatterplot of $x$ versus $y$ is shown below:

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If the point $(9,49)$ is removed, which of the following statements is TRUE?

A

The slope of the least squares regression line decreases and the correlation coefficient decreases.

B

The slope of the least squares regression line decreases and the correlation coefficient increases.

C

The slope of the least squares regression line decreases and the correlation coefficient does not change.

D

The slope of the least squares regression line increases and the correlation coefficient increases.

E

The slope of the least squares regression line increases and the correlation coefficient decreases.