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## #1 2012-08-13 03:00:12

Johnathon bresly
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### Algebra

What is reggression?could you please explain.

## #2 2012-08-13 03:32:49

bobbym

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### Re: Algebra

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?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #3 2012-08-13 03:45:13

bob bundy
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### Re: Algebra

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

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

## #4 2012-08-13 14:11:17

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Algebra

Hi

Welcome to the forum!

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