hw5 - STA 3024 Assignment 5: Form 0 When paleontologists...

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STA 3024 Assignment 5: Form 0 When paleontologists identify a new species of dinosaur, it’s often the case that they find only a few bones, rather than an entire skeleton. Still, they are usually able to figure out some basic facts, such as how big their new species of dinosaur was. They do this by comparing their new bones to the corresponding bones of related species whose sizes are already known. Suppose paleontologists discover a femur (thigh bone) for a new species of dinosaur. This femur is 0.28 m long. Shown below are the femur lengths and overall lengths of ten species that the paleontologists believe are closely related to their new species. (We’ll assume that these ten species are a random sample from all similar species that ever lived.) ( X ) ( Y ) Species Femur (m) Overall (m) 1 0.19 3.4 2 0.47 6.8 3 0.23 4.1 4 0.48 8.2 5 0.52 8.8 ( X ) ( Y ) Species Femur (m) Overall (m) 6 0.31 4.0 7 0.38 6.7 8 0.36 4.7 9 0.23 3.6 10 0.37 4.9 This form is only for people whose UFID number starts with 0. 1. Either by hand (neatly) or using a computer program of your choice, make a scatterplot
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