## KonradZuse 3 years ago The form of the relationship in the following scatterplot might best be described as A. negative. B. curved. C. extrapolated. D. clustered.

I assume A negative... Not sure what C means, but it could be B "curved" but I don't think that's a relationship...

2. wach

I think you may be right.

3. eyust707

Extrapolated means you analyzed the data and calculated where the curve would continue to past the recorded data.

Thanks eyust... WOuld A be correct then? :)

5. eyust707

I would say B based on this definition: "Curvilinear: A curved relationship is called curvilinear, because it approximates a curved line."

Well they say relationship so that's why I picked A, though it is a curve.

7. CliffSedge

I've never heard "curved" used to describe a relation either, but that might be right if "negative" is reserved for straight-line correlation only.

8. eyust707

"In statistics, a relationship between two variables is negative if the slope in a corresponding graph is negative"

9. eyust707

I would say both. lol

10. eyust707

But Cliffsedge has a point... curved isn't a very common description.

yeah that's why I assumed negative :P. It deff is both, but curved isn't a relationship imo. It's the shape of it :).

12. CliffSedge

Here's my go-to site for stats: http://stattrek.com/statistics/charts/scatterplot.aspx?Tutorial=Stat I'd say "negative" as well because the standard term is "non-linear" not "curved."

:)