Extrapolation in Statistics: Definition, Formula & Example


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Which of the following is NOT a definition for 'extrapolation'

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1. Based on the graph below, estimate the height of the plant on the 7th day.

2. To extrapolate, we _____ the line on the graph.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you check your knowledge of extrapolation. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what extrapolation is and what it is used for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review:

  • The definition of extrapolation
  • How to extrapolate
  • When extrapolation is necessary
  • Examples of extrapolation

Skills Practiced

You can use these tools to test out the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what extrapolation is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to extrapolate and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on extrapolation

Additional Learning

To learn more about extrapolation, check out the lesson called Extrapolation in Statistics: Definition, Formula & Example. This lesson will help you:

  • Define extrapolation
  • Review examples of extrapolation
  • Determine the cautions with extrapolation
  • Learn about the purpose of extrapolation