# The correlation coefficient for a set of 35 ordered pairs (x, y) is 0.968 where x = average number o

The correlation coefficient for a set of 35 ordered pairs (x, y) is 0.968 where x = average number of grams of protein consumed daily and y = the maximum weight lifted during the performance of a bench press. Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the r value? A) There is a strong negative linear relationship between protein consumption and bench press maximums, which means higher protein consumption causes lighter maximums. B) There is a weak positive linear relationship between protein consumption and bench press maximums, which means higher protein consumption causes heavier maximums. C) There is a weak positive linear relationship between protein consumption and bench press maximums, which means higher protein consumption appears with heavier maximums. D) There is a strong positive linear relationship between protein consumption and bench press maximums, which means higher protein consumption appears with heavier maximums. E) There is a strong positive linear relationship between protein consumption and bench press maximums, which means higher protein consumption causes heavier maximums.