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LINEAR RELATIONSHIP Definition & Legal Meaning

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A Statistical term. Defines the relationship of direct proportionality between two variables, expressed by a linear functions, graph plots a straight line, when one variable changes the other variable must change in a predictable manner. A 10 percent increase or decrease in production hours will result in a 10 percent increase or decrease in factory output if these two variables have a linear relationship.


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