scatter graph relationship/ dependence problemWatch
Well, the way that the Y values gravitate towards the X-axis tells you nothing about the X-Y relationship - rather it suggests that the distibution of Y is skew. I would suggest that you looks at the distribution of Y-values and see if it looks like anything you recognize; and then fit a smooth to the X-Y fit, to see what the X-Y relationship is like.
So a smooth curve looks like the linear graph y=2, but I`m not sure what this tells you about the variables, for example, does it imply any sort of relationship which is not linear, or can it tell us about the dependence of X on Y? Thanks
The options kind of coincide though, (there appears to be some sort of relationship between X and Y but it is not linear// there is almost no dependence of X on Y).You`re saying there is no dependence and no relationship, which I agree with, but you can`t have neither (since the first option clearly isn`t true).