Mikko has been going to barbecues this summer and keeping track of the number of people in attendance and the total number of burgers that were eaten. His data is shown in the table below. Graph his data. Should the points on the graph be connected?
# of people at the barbecue
# of burgers eaten
The answer to this can depend on what Mikko's purpose is for recording this data.
Do you think Mikko intends to predict how many burgers to make for a barbecue of
Is he trying to spot a positive or negative association between the data points? (See the Math Notes box for this lesson.)
Be prepared to defend your answer.