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NBA players, teams, and fans are interested in seeing their leading scorers score lots of points, yet at the same time the number of personal fouls they commit tends to limit their playing time. For the leading scorer on each team, the table lists the number of minutes per game, MPG, and the number of personal fouls committed per game, PFPG, during the 2008/2009 NBA season.
Source: NBA.com
a. Construct a scatter diagram.
b. Describe the pattern displayed. Are there any unusual characteristics displayed?
c. Calculate the correlation coefficient.
d. Does the value of the correlation coefficient seem reasonable?


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