There has been an increasing emphasis in recent years on making sure that young women are given the same opportunities to develop their mathematical skills as young men are given in U. S. educational systems. The following table provides the SAT scores for male and female students over a 34- year period.
a. Plot the six pairs of data values in scatterplots: Male/ Verbal versus Female/ Verbal, Male/ Math versus Male/ Verbal, and so on.
b. Which, if any, of the six correlations are significantly different from 0 at the 5% level?
c. Do the plots reflect the sizes of the correlations between the pairs of variables?
d. Are male verbal scores more correlated with male or female math scores?

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