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Question: Refer to the data on garbage in


Refer to the data on garbage in Exercise 3.31.
(a) Calculate the correlation coefficient between the amount of garbage in millions of tons and the population size in millions.
(b) Based on your calculation in part (a), give the correlation coefficient between the amount of garbage in pounds and population size in number of persons. Explain your answer.

Data from Exercise 3.31:
The amount of municipal solid waste created has become a major problem. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the yearly amounts (millions of tons) are:



Refer to the data on garbage in Exercise 3.31. -1


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