The production department of Celltronics International wants to explore the relationship between the number of employees who assemble a subassembly and the number produced. As an experiment, two employees were assigned to assemble the subassemblies. They produced 15 during a one-hour period. Then four employees assembled them. They produced 25 during a one-hour period. The complete set of paired observations follows.
One-Hour
Number of Production
Assemblers (units)
2 ............ 15
4 ............ 25
1 ............ 10
5 ............ 40
3 ............ 30
The dependent variable is production; that is, it is assumed that different levels of production result from a different number of employees.
a. Draw a scatter diagram.
b. Based on the scatter diagram, does there appear to be any relationship between the number of assemblers and production? Explain.
c. Compute the correlation coefficient. |

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