1. The data below represent the number of registered boats in Florida and the numbers of manatee fatalities from encounters with boats in Florida for each of several recent years.

Table 1 – Number of Boats and Manatee Fatalities

Number of Boats 99 99 97 95 90 90 87 90 90
Manatee Fatalities 92 73 90 97 83 88 81 73 68

 

  1. Construct a scatterplot using number of boats as the explanatory variable and manatee fatalities as the response variable.

 

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  1. How would you describe the association between number of boats and manatee fatalities, based on your scatterplot?