## Problem 3, January 2017 Algebra I (Common Core) Regents Exam – JuanTutors.com

Analysis of data from a statistical study shows a linear relationship in the data with a correlation coefficient of -0.524. Which statement best summarizes this result?

(1) There is a strong positive correlation between the variables.

(2) There is a strong negative correlation between the variables.

(3) There is a moderate positive correlation between the variables.

(4) There is a moderate negative correlation between the variables.

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