a botanist found a correlation between the length of an aspen leaf and its surface area to be 0.94. why does the correlation value of 0.94 not necessarily indicate that a linear model is the most appropriate model for the relationship between length of an aspen leaf and its surface area??

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The correlation between the length of aspen leaf and its surface area might have a higher correlation Coefficient value when modeled using other regression techniques. The Correlation Coefficient gives the strength of relationship between two variables.