Auto manufacturers are required to test their vehicles for a variety of pollutants in the exhaust. The amount of pollutant varies even among identical vehicles so that several vehicles must be tested. The engineer in charge of testing has collected data (in grams per kilometer driven) on the amounts of two pollutants—carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide—for 50 identical vehicles.
The engineer believes the company can save money by testing for only one of the pollutants because the two pollutants are closely linked; that is, if a car is emitting a large amount of carbon monoxide, it will also emit a large amount of nitrous oxide. Do the data support the engineer’s belief?

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