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HELP Modeling Data

  1. Mar 26, 2008 #1
    In my math homework, a problem asks to derive the function of a set of given points. After plotting all the points I realized that the graph is a curve with a negative slope. I have no idea on how to derive a "Best Fit" function that represents the curve. Is there something easy that I am missing?? Please help...
     
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  4. Mar 26, 2008 #3

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    You study functions and learn how several of them appear when you study Intermediate Algebra (or even "Elementary Functions"). What does your set of points LOOK LIKE on a cartesian system? This suggests what function to choose for modeling the set of points. Have you reached this far yet?
     
  5. Mar 26, 2008 #4
    My graph looks like the one in the attachment.
     

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  6. Mar 26, 2008 #5

    symbolipoint

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    That certainly can cause a delay while approval of the file pends. Do you have another quicker representation of your data? Like I earlier asked, What does your set of points on a cartesian system look like?
     
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