# Construct a scatter plot, find the value of the linear correlation coefficient r,

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Listed below are baseball team statistics, consisting of

the proportions of wins and the result of this

difference: Difference (number of runs scored)

-

(number of runs allowed). The statistics are from a

recent year, and the teams are NY

Yankees, Toronto, Boston, Cleveland, Texas, Houston, San

Francisco, and Kansas City.

Difference 163, 55 –5, 88, 51, 16, -214
Wins 0.599, 0.537, 0.531, 0.481, 0.494, 0.506, 0.383

Construct a scatter plot, find the value of the linear correlation coefficient r, and find the

critical values of r from

Table VI, Appendix A, p. A

-14, of your textbook Elementary Statistics

Use α = 0.05.is there sufficient evidence to conclude that there is a linear correlation between the

proportion of wins and the above difference?

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