#### A nutritionist wants to see if there is a relationship between the amount of calories in some food items on a restaurant menu and the number of carbohydrates in them.

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scatter plot
correlation coefficient
understanding correlation between variables
high-school

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She creates a scatter plot to show the relationship between amount of calories in menu items and the number of carbohydrates in those items. The correlation coefficient for the line of best fit is 0.74.

- Are the two variables correlated? Explain your reasoning.
- Does either of the variables cause the other to change? Explain your reasoning.