Best Fitting Line (Scatter Plot) Example 1

Here is an example of how to find the best fitting line.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. Look at the trends of the points plotted and determine a line that would “best fit” the trend
2. Select two points off the “best fitting” line you estimated
3. Use the two points off your best fitting line to find the slope and linear equation

Equations of Lines-best-fitting-1

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations

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