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The residual plots from five different least squares regression lines are shown below. Which of the plots shows the strongest evidence that its regression line is an appropriate model for the data and is consistent with the assumptions required for inference for regression?
The computer output below shows the result of a linear regression analysis for predicting the concentration of zinc, in parts per million (ppm), from the concentration of lead, in ppm, found in fish from a certain river. Which of the following statements is a correct interpretation of the value 19.0 in the output?
On average there is a predicted increase of 19.0 ppm in concentration of lead for every increase of 1 ppm in concentration of zinc found in the fish.
On average there is a predicted increase of 19.0 ppm in concentration of zinc for every increase of 1 ppm in concentration of lead found in the fish.
The predicted concentration of zinc is 19.0 ppm in fish with no concentration of lead.
The predicted concentration of lead is 19.0 ppm in fish with no concentration of zinc.
Approximately 19% of the variability in the zinc concentration is predicted by its linear relationship with lead concentration.
Is there a relationship between reaction time and age? A statistics student measures the reaction time of 12 subjects by measuring how far a yardstick drops, in inches, before a subject catches it between his or her thumb and forefinger (a high number thus indicates a slow reaction time). The student plans to use linear regression to see if reaction time can be predicted by the age of the subject. Output from a computer regression analysis is given below. The equation of the least-squares regression line is
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