Question:

A middle school class found that there was a relationship between the number of seeds in a pumpkin and the number of ribs on the pumpkin. The more ribs the pumpkin had, the more seeds it had. Can it be concluded that the more ribs a cantaloupe has, the more seeds it has?

(A) No, because cantaloupes are usually much smaller than pumpkins.
(B) No, because data have only been collected on pumpkins and not on cantaloupes.
(C) Yes, because both pumpkins and cantaloupes are fruits and all fruits have similar properties.
(D) Yes, because both pumpkins and cantaloupes are round and seeds inside would grow the same way.

Level:
Beginning

### Standards

7.SP.1: Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.