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The following data on x = score on a measure of test anxiety and y = exam score for a sample of n = 9 students are consistent with summary quantities given in the paper "Effects of Humor on Test Anxiety and Performance" (Psychological Reports 11999]: 1203-1212): Higher values for x indicate higher levels of anxiety. a. Construct a scatterplot, and comment on the features of the plot. b. Does there appear to be a linear relationship between the two variables? How would you characterize the relationship? c. Compute the value of the correlation coefficient. Is the value of r consistent with your answer to Part (b)? d. Is it reasonable to conclude that test anxiety caused poor exam performance? Explain.

$\begin{matrix} \text{x} & \text{23} & \text{14} & \text{14} & \text{0} & \text{17} & \text{20} & \text{20} & \text{15} & \text{21}\\ \text{y} & \text{43} & \text{59} & \text{48} & \text{77} & \text{50} & \text{52} & \text{46} & \text{51} & \text{51}\\ \end{matrix}$

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Plot the given pairs of values such that the anxiety test values are plotted as $x$ values and exam scores as $y$ values.

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