Problem Solving Using Linear Regression: Steps & Examples


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Which of the following problems could be studied through the use of regression analysis?

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1. What do we call a straight line that attempts to predict the relationship between two points?

2. What do we call a prediction where a variable (y) is dependent on a second variable (x) based on the regression equation of a given set of data?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how well you can answer quiz questions about finding or predicting the relationship between two variables or points. Many of the quiz questions are vocabulary-focused to make sure you understand these important math terms, and a practice problem is included as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you can remember the terms for the following:

  • The study of two variables with the aim of finding a relationship
  • A straight line used to predict the relationship between two points
  • Prediction when one variable is dependent on another based on the regression equation
  • Relationship between two sets of variables used to predict information

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using linear regression to solve problems
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can match important terms from the lesson, like correlation, to their definitions
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a practice problem that asks you to find the regression line equation for a given data set

Additional Learning

You can continue your studies with the lesson title Problem Solving Using Linear Regression: Steps & Examples. Some of the other topics you'll study are listed below:

  • Graphing a data set with a regression line
  • Step-by-step example of finding a regression line
  • What the slope and intercept tell us