Hello coders, today we are going to solve Day 8: Pearson Correlation Coefficient HackerRank Solution which is a Part of 10 Days of Statistics Series.
The regression line of y on x is 3x + 4y + 8 = 0, and the regression line of x on y is 4x + 3y + 7 = 0. What is the value of the Pearson correlation coefficient?
Solution – Day 8: Pearson Correlation Coefficient
# Step 1, Rewrite the 2 lines in proper form Rewrite the 2 lines as: y = -2 + (-3/4) * x x = -7/4 + (-3/4) * y so b1 = -3/4 and b2 = -3/4 # Step 2, Apply Pearson's Coefficient formula Let p = pearson coefficient Let x_std = standard deviation of x Let y_std = standard deviation of y From the tutorial we have: p = b1 (x_std / y_std) p = b2 (y_std / x_std) Multiplying these 2 equations together we get p^2 = b1 * b2 p^2 = (-3/4) * (-3/4) p^2 = 9/16 p = 3/4 or -3/4 (depending on correlation of x and y) # Step 3, Find out if p is postive or negative Notice that both of the original line equations have negative slopes, so x and y are negatively correlated by definition. So, p = -3/4
The Correct answer is -3/4.
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