Thirteen of Minnesota s sweet corn producing counties were randomly selected and
Thirteen of Minnesota’s sweet corn–producing counties were randomly selected, and the following information about their crop was recorded: acres planted (in 100s of acres) and total production in 100s of tons of sweet corn.
Source: http://www.nass.usda.gov
a. Investigate the relationship between the number of acres planted of sweet corn and the total tons of sweet corn produced. Include a scatter diagram, linear correlation coefficient and line of best fit, and a statement about their meaningfulness.
b. If you were advising a Minnesota sweet corn grower based on the preceding information, how many tons of sweet corn, on average, can the grower expect to produce for each acre planted?
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