Chapter 14.4, Problem 17E

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Textbook Problem

In Problems 17 and 18, use the points given in the tables to write the equation of the line that is the best fit for the points.

X |
3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

y |
15 | 22 | 28 | 32 |

To determine

**To calculate:** The equation of the line that is the best fit for the points given in the table

Explanation

**Given Information:**

The provided table is,

**Formula used:**

According to linear regression equation, the equation of the line that is the best fit for the given data points

**Calculation:**

Consider the table,

Let *x* for

That is,

Let *y* for

That is,

Thus, the points are

Recall that, the equation of the line that is the best fit for the given data points

Since, the number of data points is

Calculate the value of *b*.

Substitute 4 for *n* in

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