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Very tall basketball players have a reputation of being bad free-throw shooters (even though their shots start closer to the rim!). Is this true? Here is a scatterplot showing the relationship between height (in inches) and free-throw percentage for all WNBA players in a recent season with at least 10 free-throw attempts. Describe the relationship between these two variables.

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1 of 6Recall that the **correlation $r$** is a statistic that measures the strength and direction of the linear relationship between two quantitative variables. The correlation $r$ can take on the values between $-1$ and $1$.

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