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What method did they cover in class?FMMurphy said:How do I find the equation of the line of best fit?

Thank you.

Eliz.

x 2 3 6 7 9

y 5 6 6 6 6

I am to find the equation of the line of best fit.

The choices are:

a) y=0.10x +8.74

b) y=0.123x +5.25

c) y= 0.123x +8.74

d) y=0.10x +5.25

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Wasn't this topic covered in the book somewhere? Isn't there at least some example showing what method you're supposed to use? Didn't your instructor do an example in class?FMMurphy said:I have gone back through the book and I am unable to figure this out.

Are you supposed to do a by-hand least-squares fit? Are you supposed to draw the dots, eye-ball the line, and make a guess? Are you supposed to use the graphing calculator to do a linear regression?

What method are you supposed to use?

Eliz.