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# Question: 1.

Calculate the coefficient of correlation between x and y for the following data:

x 5 4 6 7 8 9 10

y 8 6 2 3 10 4 9

Question: 2. Find the Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient between the marks in
geography and civics obtained by 8 students

Marks in geography 11 26 14 26 23 12 13 26

Marks in civics 13 23 17 16 19 19 18 24

Question: 3. The following calculations were made in order to find the correlation
coefficient between two variables x and y from 20 pairs of observations:

## x 50 , y 15 , x2 870 , y2 485 , xy 534

On verification it was found that the pair (x=15,y=9) was copied wrongly, the correct
values being (x=20,y=24). Find the correct value of correlation coefficient.

## Question: 4. Calculate Spearman’s correlation coefficient for the following data:

x 52 59 51 50 63 65

y 71 73 70 81 69 84

Question: 5. Find the Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient of the following data:

## Series x 100 99 120 98 99 91 93

Series y 20 30 40 50 60 20 20

## Question: 6. For the following data:

x 3 5 7 9 10

y 10 14 17 19 20

Calculate the Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation between the values of x and y.

Question: 7. Calculate the coefficient of correlation between the heights of mothers and
heights of daughters from the following data:

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Question: 8. For the following points of observations ( x,y) :

## Calculate Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation between the values of x and y.

Question: 9. Find out the Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation between the values of x
and y for the following data:

## n=50, x 105 , y 120 , x2 350 , y2 340 , xy 320

Question: 10. In a dance competition the judges gave the five competitors the following
marks:

A B C D E

## Find the coefficient of rank correlation.

Question: 11. Ten candidates gave a selection test for entrance in a certain course. At the
end of the course, they were given a proficiency test. The marks secured by candidates in
selection test (x) and proficiency test(y) are given:

Test(x) 12 10 11 15 16 14

Test(y) 20 25 24 23 22 26

## Find out the coefficient of correlation by rank.

Question: 12. A mentor while calculating the coefficient of correlation between x and y
from 20 pair of observations got the following results:

## n=20, x 80 , y 50 , x2 550 , y2 360 , xy 404

On verification it was found that he had copied down two pairs as (x=4,y=12)
and(x=6,y=4) while the correct values were (x=6,y=10) and(x=4,y=6).Obtain the correct
value of correlation coefficient.

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Question: 13. The marks given to five contestants by three different judges are given as:

Contestants A B C D E

Judge x 2 3 1 6 5

Judge y 9 2 1 5 4

Judge z 10 9 8 7 4

## Question: 14. For the following points of observation(x,y):

(4,8), (6,9), (8,6), (7,4), (10,3), (12,2), (3,1), (2,5), (9,7), (11,10)

Calculate Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation between the values of x and y. Also
interpret the result.

Question: 15. The marks in English(x) and science(y) of 12 students in a class are given:

x 71 38 41 73 69 78 42 22 87 67 57 36

y 35 54 73 27 81 24 85 83 26 37 48 66

## Calculate the rank correlation coefficient and interpret the result.

Question: 16. The rainfall and the output of maize are as follows:

Rainfall(in cm) 25 40 37 45 48 50 35 32

Maize production 130 160 150 110 130 140 120 140

(in quintals)

2004 2.5 162

## 2009 6.2 146

Calculate the rank correlation coefficient between the corresponding number of vehicles
and the number of casualties.

## Question: 18. For the following data:

x 21 22 25 26 28 ?

y 18 16 14 15 17 19

It is given x 23 , find the missing value of x. Then, find the Karl Pearson’s coefficient of
correlation between the values of x and y.

## n=80, x 90 , y 70 , x2 210 , y2 250 , xy 220

Find the Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation between the values of x and y.

Question: 20. The following table gives the height of 5 athletes and their measurement of

## 172 380 174

Find the rank correlation coefficient between height and long jump and between height and
high jump. Also comment on the result.

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A1. 0.22

A2. 0.61

A3. 0.87

A4.0.086

A5.0.30

A6. 0.99

A7. 0.39

A8. 0.88

A9. 0.83

A10. -0.3

A11. -0.37

A12. 0.98

A13. Correlation between the marks of judges x and y i.e. rxy=0.4 , rxz= -0.6, ryz=0.2

## A14. 0.064, negligible relationship

A15. r= -0.76, negative correlation of high order. This means a very good student in
English is very poor in science and vice-versa.

A16. -0.0525

A17. -0.81

A18. -0.67

A19. 0.99

A20. Rank correlation coefficient between height and long jump is 0.95 and between height
and high jump is 0.3 , there is a high relationship between height and long jump and slight
relationship between height and high jump.