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True or False. Both R-squared and adjusted R-squared can only get larger when you add more explanatory variables to your model. Explain

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**Question**

True or False. Both R-squared and adjusted R-squared can only get larger when you add more explanatory variables to your model. Explain

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R squared increases as number of expmalantory variables are added into the model.

This is true statement.

Every time you add a predictor to a model, the R-squared increases, even if due to chance alone. It never decreases. Consequently, a model with more terms may appear to have a better fit simply because it has more terms.

If a model has too many predictors and higher order polynomials, it begins to model the random noise in the data. This condition is known as overfitting the model and it produces misleadingly high R-squared values and a lessened ability to make predictions.

The adjusted R-squared compares the explanatory power of regression models that contain different numbers of predictors.

Suppose you compare a five-predictor model with a higher R-squared to a one-predictor model. Does the five predictor model have a higher R-squared because it’s better? Or is the R-squared higher because it has more predictors? Simply compare the adjusted R-squared values to find out!

The adjusted R-squared is a modified version of R-squared that has been adjusted for the number of predictors in the model. The adjusted R-squared increases only if the new term improves the model more than would be expected by chance. It decreases when a predictor improves the model by less than expected by chance. The adjusted R-squared can be negative, but it’s usually not. It is always lower than the R-squared.

But the statement is false for adjusted R squared.

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