Question: Data on salmon availability x and the percentage of eagles

Data on salmon availability (x) and the percentage of eagles in the air (y) were given in the previous exercise.
a. Calculate the correlation coefficientfor these data.
b. Because the scatterplot of the original data appeared curved, transforming both the x and y values by taking square roots was suggested. Calculate the correlation co efficient for the variables !x and !y. How does this value compare with that calculated in Part (a)? Does this indicate that the transformation was successful in straightening the plot?

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