# Strong Correlation

If the **linear correlation coefficient** has values closer to **−1**, the **correlation** is **strong and negative**, and will become stronger the closer **r** approaches −1.

If the **linear correlation coefficient** has values close to **1**, the **correlation** is **strong and positive**, and will become stronger the closer r approaches 1.

A correlation is stronger the closer the points are located to one another on the line.

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