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I have some data that I am looking into correlation factors (Pearson). Let's say I have two data sets: X and Y. I have Graph X vs. Y then graph 1/X vs. Y. The reciprocal (1/X) yields a more linear relationship. Why does this occur?

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# Basic Statistics: Reciprocal Variable Better Fit?

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