What is a Trend Line in Math? - Definition, Equation & Analysis


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The line of best fit associated with this data set would exhibit which of the following trends?


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1. Which of the following is FALSE about trend lines?

2. What is another expression commonly used to refer to trend lines?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Trend lines can make the relationship between scattered data points clear. Questions in this quiz will ask you about why trend lines are used and what they are called. Also, practice using trend line equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tool will test you on:

  • Positive and negative trends
  • Why trend lines are used
  • A commonly used term for trend lines
  • The formula for finding a trend line equation
  • How to use a trend line equation to find a data point

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most critical information from the associated trend line lesson
  • Problem solving - write trend line equations and calculate single points from those equations
  • Knowledge application - use formulas from the lesson to determine the direction of a mathematical trend

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called What is a Trend Line in Math? - Definition, Equation & Analysis to learn more. Use the lesson to:

  • Define trend line and scatter plot
  • View graphs of positive, negative, and non-correlative trend lines
  • Pick out a linear relationship from data in a table
  • Reference trend line generating applications
  • Discover the possible shapes of a trend line