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J. Greene and J. Touchstone conducted a study on the relationship between the estriol levels of pregnant women and the birth weights of their children. Their findings, "Urinary Tract Estriol: An Index of Placental Function," were published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Vol. 85(1), pp. 1-9). The data from the study are provided on the WeissStats CD, where estriol levels are in mg/24 hr and birth weights are in hectograms.
a. Decide whether finding a regression line for the data is reasonable. If so, then also do parts (b)–(d).
b. Obtain the coefficient of determination.
c. Determine the percentage of variation in the observed values of the response variable explained by the regression, and interpret your answer.
d. State how useful the regression equation appears to be for making predictions.


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