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Appendix B: Deciding Which Model Best Fits a Set of Data
1.
Enter the years in
starting with year 3 and ending with year 12.
Enter the number of deaths in
.
The LinReg
feature of the graphing calculator yields the linear model
.
Enter this equation in
before utilizing the SSE program.
The SSE program yields
.
The ExpReg feature of the graphing calculator yields the exponential model
.
Enter this equation in
before utilizing the SSE program.
The SSE program yields
.
The exponential model is the better of these two models since its SSE value is smaller.
2.
Enter the years in
starting with year 3 and ending with year 13.
Enter the average hourly earnings in
.
The LinReg
feature of the graphing calculator yields the linear model
.
Enter this equation in
before utilizing the SSE program.
The SSE program yields
.
The
LnReg feature of the graphing calculator yields the natural logarithmic model
.
Enter this equation in
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Marks during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.
 Spring '08
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 Calculus

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