Question

# Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), industrial pollutants, are known to be a great danger to natural ecosystems. In a study by R. W. Risebrough titled “

Scatterplots
Given: $$\displaystyle{n}=\ \text{Sample size}\ ={60}$$ a) PCB is on the horizontal axis and Thickness is on the vertical axis. b) It is reasonable to find a regression lien for the data if there is no strong curvature present in the scatterplot. We note that there is no strong curvature in the scatterplot of part (a) and thus it is reasonable to find a regression line for the data. c) Not applicable, because it is not reasonable to find a regression line by part (b). d) Not applicable, because it is not reasonable to find a regression line by part (b). e) Not applicable, because it is not reasonable to find a regression line by part (b). f) Not applicable, because it is not reasonable to find a regression line by part (b).