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A baseball manager is hoping to guess the speed of pitches thrown by the opposing pitcher based on how often his players strike out during the season. The manager recorded the number of times each player struck out and the average speed of pitches thrown to that player. The data points for each player are represented by a red dot in the scatterplot above.

How would the correlation change if the regression outlier was removed?

A

The correlation would increase, but not by much.

B

The correlation would increase significantly.

C

The correlation would decrease, but not by much.

D

The correlation would decrease significantly.

E

The correlation would remain about the same.

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