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

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Nov 18, 2015

#### Answer:

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