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## Homework Statement

Given this data:

hours / value

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2 | 1.6

4 | 1.5

6 | 1.45

8 | 1.42

10 | 1.38

12 | 1.36

fit a curve of the form Y ≈ [itex]ae^{-bx}[/itex]

What value can you predict after 15 hours?

## The Attempt at a Solution

So i can rewrite the equation as Y ≈ log(a)-bx by taking the logarithm of the original equation.

How do i go about doing a least squares approximation of this? Our lecture notes have no examples that actually show how we are supposed to compute these coefficients.