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#1 2012-08-12 05:00:12

Johnathon bresly


What is reggression?could you please explain.

#2 2012-08-12 05:32:49

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,562

Re: Algebra


Basically it is curve fitting. Finding the realtionship between variables. If you know what a graph is then you will know what I mean.

It is much easier to understand with an example. Did your teacher give you one?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.


#3 2012-08-12 05:45:13

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,528

Re: Algebra

hi Johnathon Bresly,

Welcome to the forum.  smile

Our very own MathsIsFun leader has also made some pages on this although the term 'regression' is not used.

Have a look at

Regression analysis is a way to calculate a 'line of best fit'. 

Often you will meet problems where the line is straight, but this is not a requirement. 

Trying to fit a curve is more difficult.


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei


#4 2012-08-12 16:11:17

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From: The Foundation
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Re: Algebra


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