# What does correlation mean in a graph?

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Mar 1, 2017

#### Answer:

Correlation is how well data can be fitted to a line.

#### Explanation:

Typically data refers to a scatterplot. If the data can be represented by a line and the line has a positive slope, then it has a positive correlation. If the line has a negative slope, then the correlation is negative.

The absolute value of the correlation coefficient

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In summary: Correlation is how well data can be fitted to a line.