Correlation

Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have.

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None

Negative

The height of children and their ages.

The maximum daily outdoor temperature and number of ice creams sold per day by a shop.

Students' scores in Maths and Science examinations.

Students' eye colour and the students' weights.

The number of goals scored by football teams and the number of games they lose.

A person's age and the number of Christmas presents they receive.

The time taken for a person to drink a cup of coffee and their hand span.

The size of the largest angle of a triangle and its area.

The population of a country and its distance from London.

The value of collectable comic books and the number of them available.

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