The Problem 


a. To create a scatterplot of this data, make sure that all the Y's are clear in the menu. A quick way to turn on STAT PLOT from the menu is to press the up arrow once. Plot1 is now flasing. Press ENTER to select Plot1. This turns Plot1 on and maintains the last set of settings used. If the the settings need to be changed, follow the procedure at scatterplot.
Now select and set an appropriate Viewing Rectangle. Since the x values range from 5 to 20, choose a range slightly larger than that, namely 0 to 25. Since the y values range from 84 to 338, select 0 to 350.
Thus, theViewing Rectangle of [0, 25,2] by [0, 350, 25], has been selected. To set this Viewing Rectangle, press WINDOWand enter 0 for Xmin, 25 for Xmax, 2 for Xscl, 0 for Ymin, 350 for Ymax,and 25 for Yscl.
To enter the data for the scatterplot, press STAT, and select
1:Edit by pressing ENTER. If the lists
are not all cleared as shown in the screen below, go to see Clearing Lists.
Enter the data values for X in and the data
values for Y in , keeping each pair together on the same horizontal
line. Then press GRAPH.
From the screen we see that the data appears to look linear. To be sure, we not that the x values in the table are evenly spaced. Thus we only need examine the y differences.
x 
y 
ydifferences 
5 
84 

10 
169 
169  84 = 85 
15 
255 
255  169 = 86 
20 
338 
338  255 = 83 
Since the y differences are 85, 86, and 83, this model is approximately linear.
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