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**Johnathon bresly****Guest**

What is reggression?could you please explain.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 90,615

Hi;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_analysis

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?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Johnathon Bresly,

Welcome to the forum.

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

Have a look at

http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/scatter-xy-plots.html

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.

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi

Welcome to the forum!

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