Mathematics

Question

A study finds a positive correlation between the number of supermarkets in a city and the number of pet shelters in the city.

Which statement is true?

A.) The correlation is most likely a coincidence.

B.) The correlation is most likely a causation.

C.) The correlation is most likely due to a lurking variable.

2 Answer

  • The answer would be C) The correlation is most likely due to a  lurking variable.
  • Answer with explanation:

    It is given that in a study, it has been found that ,there is a positive correlation between the number of supermarkets in a city and the number of pet shelters in the city.

    The Meaning of positive Correlation is that,

    If Number of Supermarkets =x

    And, Number of pet Shelters = y

    that , is with increase in x, value of y increases or with decrease in value of x, value of y ,decreases.

    means,with increase in number of Supermarkets, number of pet shelters in the city increases.

    It means, that demand of pet shelters is increasing,with increase in number of Supermarket,as more animals on the city roads are increasing.Most of the people are afraid from them due to the reason that , they are ignorant about these animals and have never tried to read about them, because of the busy city life.And if they keep a shelter near market place, people who are interested in keeping pets ,or know their use, can buy from that shelter place.

    Option B: The correlation is most likely a causation.

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