Simple Linear Regression: Definition, Formula & Examples


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What is a straight line that attempts to predict the relationship between two points, also known as a trend line or line of best fit?

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1. What is a graph of ordered pairs showing a relationship between two sets of data?

2. What do we call two sets of variables that can change and are compared to find relationships?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Simple linear regression builds on the concept of a regression line by allowing you to specifically make predictions based on the regression line of a given set of data wherein one variable is dependent on a second variable. This quiz/worksheet combination will help you unpack this complicated explanation and test your understanding of how to use this concept to your advantage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Another name for a trend line
  • Graph of ordered pairs showing a relationship between two sets of data
  • Relationship between two sets of variable used to predict information

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related statistics lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of regression and graphing
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving simple linear regression

Additional Learning

To learn more about simple linear regression, review the accompanying lesson titled Simple Linear Regression: Definition, Formula & Examples. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Define a regression line and simple linear regression
  • Describe scatterplots and the process of graphing regression lines
  • Define correlation and bivariate data