You are the foreman of the Bar-S cattle ranch in Colorado. A neighboring ranch has calves for sale, and you are going to buy some calves to add to


x91y607x22305y281,357Σxy = 13,483,r ≈ 0.996.

(a) Draw a scatter diagram displaying the data.

(b) Verify the given sums Σx, Σy, Σx2, Σy2, Σxy, and the value of the sample correlation coefficient r. (Round your value for r to three decimal places.)

Σx =

Σy =

Σx2 =

Σy2 =

Σxy =

r =

(c) Find x, and y. Then find the equation of the least-squares line  = a + bx. (Round your answers for x and y to two decimal places. Round your answers for a and b to three decimal places.)x= y= = +  x

(d) Graph the least-squares line. Be sure to plot the point (x, y) as a point on the line.

(e) Find the value of the coefficient of determination r2. What percentage of the variation in y can be explained by the corresponding variation in x and the least-squares line? What percentage is unexplained? (Round your answer for r2 to three decimal places. Round your answers for the percentages to one decimal place.)

r2 =

explained     %

unexplained     %

(f) The calves you want to buy are 10 weeks old. What does the least-squares line predict for a healthy weight? (Round your answer to two decimal places.)


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