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The correlation coefficient for blood pressure and amount of vegetables eaten in a group of people is -0.7. Analyze the following statement: High blood pressure is caused by not eating vegetables. Is this a reasonable conclusion? No; blood pressure and eating vegetables are completely unrelated No; even though there is a strong negative correlation, not eating vegetables doesn't necessarily cause high blood pressure Yes; eating vegetables reduces blood pressure, so the opposite is also true Yes; the correlation coefficient is below -0.5, so that implies causation

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    Yes; the correlation coefficient is below -0.5, so that implies causation

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