See data file attached.

14.5 (a) Plot the data on fruit and vegetable consumption.

(b) Discuss the underlying causes that might explain the trend or pattern.

(c) Fit a linear trend to the data.

(d) Interpret the trend equation. What are its implications for producers?

(e) Make a forecast for 2005.

Note: Time increments are 5 years, so use t = 6 for your 2005 forecast.

U.S. Per Capita Consumption of Commercially Produced Fruits and Vegetables (pounds)

year total

1980 608.0

1985 629.3

1990 659.2

1995 690.0

2000 705.4

14.5 (a) Plot the data on fruit and vegetable consumption.

(b) Discuss the underlying causes that might explain the trend or pattern.

(c) Fit a linear trend to the data.

(d) Interpret the trend equation. What are its implications for producers?

(e) Make a forecast for 2005.

Note: Time increments are 5 years, so use t = 6 for your 2005 forecast.

U.S. Per Capita Consumption of Commercially Produced Fruits and Vegetables (pounds)

year total

1980 608.0

1985 629.3

1990 659.2

1995 690.0

2000 705.4

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