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)