Recall that an instance of Simpson's paradox occurs whenever including a lurking variable causes you to rethink the direction of an association. In this activity, we will reinforce our understanding of Simpson's paradox.

The following scatterplot displays the relationship between two quantitative variables, X and Y:

Scatterplot of Y versus X where the relationship shown is negative.

This graphical display indicates that the overall relationship between X and Y is negative.

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