<span>So, they are looking for the percentage that is NOT explained...
Well, given the r we can find the percentage that IS explained by it first. That's given by r^2.
</span>Now - let's take the square of r it gives me .481636. That means that about 48% IS explained. Therefore, the part that cannot be explained
must be the missing part (out of 100% <span>so
100% - 48.1636% should be it :) </span> <span>So 100% - 48.1636% = 0.518364 and we want to round that off to three decimal places which will give us 0.518... and then we could convert that to a percent for the final. So 0.518 as a percentage is 51.8%! s</span>