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Scientists hypothesized that dietary fiber would impact the blood cholesterol level of college students. They collected data and found r = –0.45 with a scattered residual plot. Interpret the scientists’ findings in context. Homework Help ✎

What does a negative r value mean? How does that definition apply to this situation?