The linear regression option finds the equation of the form y = ax + b that best fits a set of data. First, enter the data.

The data shown here are the points {(2,11.4), (3,17), (5,27.3), (7,36.1), (11,47.7), (13,49.9)}.

Press to view the statistics calculation options.

Press for regressions, then to select linear.

Therefore, the best-fit linear equation for this data is approximately y = 3.53x + 7.42.

The correlation coefficient, r, is about 0.98 and the coefficient of determination, r

Use , , and the menu keys to select

`List1`

for `2Var XList`

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`List2`

for `2Var YList`

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and `1`

for `2Var Freq`

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