# How should a scatter plot of data look if there is a positive correlation?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 18, 2015

If the scatter plot is positively correlated it means the dependent variable increases with independent variable.

So the scatter plot will increase from left to right of the plot

#### Explanation:

The ordinate (y-axis) value increases with the abscissa (x-axis) value when a plot is positively correlated.

If negatively correlated the ordinate value decreases with increasing abscissa value