One of the standard topics in an undergraduate statistics course is the principle that two things that are highly correlated do not necessarily have a cause-and-effect relationship. Here is a hilarious example of this fallacy.

And, in case you’re wondering, here’s the rest of the story:

Posted by John Quintanilla on November 26, 2015

https://meangreenmath.com/2015/11/26/correlation-is-not-causation-part-4/

One of my favorites that you talked about!! Thank you for the “correlation” to this topic! I just started scatter plots! Can’t wait to show this to my algebra 1 class!!

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## Claire Rothe

/ November 27, 2015One of my favorites that you talked about!! Thank you for the “correlation” to this topic! I just started scatter plots! Can’t wait to show this to my algebra 1 class!!