Question: Data from the U S Federal Reserve Board Household Debt Service

Data from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (Household Debt Service Burden, 2002) on the percentage of disposable personal income required to meet consumer loan payments and mortgage payments for selected years are shown in the following table:
a. What is the value of the correlation coefficientfor this data set?
b. Is it reasonable to conclude in this case that there is no strong relationship between the variables (linear or otherwise)? Use a graphical display to support your answer.

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