For this section's exercise (How to choose the number of clusters)
Can I choose 5 for number of clusters after WCSS has run? Because your solution suggest 2 instead, but I think 5 is more optimal in this case...it does not include language with it...why would you suggest 2 cluster instead of 5?
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The instructor recommends choosing 2 or 3 clusters as the optimal solution based on the WCSS plot accessible from the provided code.
This plot reveals a sharp decline in WCSS values from 1 to approximately 3 clusters. Although increasing the cluster count to 4, 5, and beyond continues to lower the WCSS, this occurs at a slower rate. Ultimately, the choice of the number of clusters to use depends on the developer's judgment and the specific requirements of the task at hand.
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