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Which statement best illustrates a negative correlation between the number of hours spent watching TV the week before an exam and the grade on that exam?
a. Watching too much television leads to poor exam performance.
b. Smart students watch less television.
c. Viewing television interferes with a student’s ability to prepare for the upcoming exam.
d. Students who watch more television perform more poorly on their exams.

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d.\textbf{d.} A negative correlation implies that when the first variable increases, the second one decreases. So when we increase the amount of watching television, exam success decreases.

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