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I am stuck on a math problem for one of my engineering courses which seems fairly straight forward, but I have had little success with. The problem reads as follows:

The following data has the form y=ax^b. Estimate the coefficients a+b.

Given data:

Y X

1: (0.0014) (0.5)

2: (0.0251) (2)

3: (0.153) (5)

4: (0.6371) (10)

What I was trying to do was plug in the first set of values and solve the equation for one coefficient in terms of the other. Then I would take the second set of data and plug my answer in, giving me like terms. If someone could explain to me the process of solving this equation I would really appreciate it

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Finding coefficients from equation

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