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What is a real world example of a linear relationship with a positive slope?

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tenise | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM via web

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What is a real world example of a linear relationship with a positive slope?

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vixen999 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 20, 2012 at 4:28 PM (Answer #1)

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A positive slope would be a line that goes upwards from left to right.  This also represents a positive correlation.  As one variable increases, the other increases as well.  A real world example would be as the weight of candy increases, the number of calories (or amount of sugar) increases as well.

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