Line of Fit & Line of Best Fit: Definitions & Equations


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To define the equation of the line of best fit, you need to calculate its _____

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1. The “line of best fit” is the line which _____

2. A two-dimensional graph showing individual, unconnected points is called a _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz questions will cover what you know about line of fit and line of best fit. Topics include how to define line of best fit equation and what type of line it is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will assess you on the following:

  • A two-dimensional graph
  • Equation of the line of best fit for five points
  • How to use the slope formula

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve the line of fit and the line of best fit practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the slope of a line in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to calculate for an equation of the line of best fit for given points

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Line of Fit & Line of Best Fit: Definitions & Equations for more on these study points:

  • What is depicted in a two-dimensional graph
  • What is a linear relationship
  • How to calculate slope
  • What you hope to see in a scatter plot