:2. Consider the following two statements about a scatter diagram.

A. If the correlation coefficient is -0.75, below-average values of the dependent variable tend to be associated with below-average values of the independent variable.

B. If the dependent variable is usually less than the independent varia ble, the corre lation coeff icient has to be negat ive.


a. Both statements are true.

b. Both statements are false.

c. Statement A is true but statement B is false.

d. Statement B is true but statement A is false.