# What does negative coefficient mean?

## What does negative coefficient mean?

A negative correlation describes the extent to which two variables move in opposite directions. For example, for two variables, X and Y, an increase in X is associated with a decrease in Y. A negative correlation coefficient is also referred to as an inverse correlation.

## What is a negative variable?

Variables can be negative or positive in nature. A negative variable times a positive variable will produce a negative product. For example, -x * y = -xy. Add an exponent of 2 if the variable is the same. For instance, x * -x = -x^2.

Can a coefficient be negative?

Coefficients can be fractions, whole numbers, positive numbers, negative numbers, imaginary numbers, and so on. Negative coefficients are simply coefficients that are negative numbers. An example of a negative coefficient would be -8 in the term -8z or -11 in the term -11xy.

### Is a strong or weak correlation?

Describing Correlation Coefficients

Correlation Coefficient (r) Description (Rough Guideline )
+0.6 to 0.8 Strong + association
+0.4 to 0.6 Moderate + association
+0.2 to 0.4 Weak + association
0.0 to +0.2 Very weak + or no association

### What happens to the inequality if the coefficient is negative?

Much like when you divide by a negative number, the sign of the inequality must flip! When you multiply both sides by a negative value you make the side that is greater have a “bigger” negative number, which actually means it is now less than the other side!

What is an example of negative correlation?

A negative correlation is a relationship between two variables in which an increase in one variable is associated with a decrease in the other. An example of negative correlation would be height above sea level and temperature. As you climb the mountain (increase in height) it gets colder (decrease in temperature).

## What are 2 step equations?

A two-step equation is an algebraic equation that takes you two steps to solve. You’ve solved the equation when you get the variable by itself, with no numbers in front of it, on one side of the equal sign.

## How do you turn a negative into a positive?

Multiply with Minus One to Convert a Positive Number All you have to do just multiply a negative value with -1 and it will return the positive number instead of the negative. Below you have a range of cells with negative numbers.