line of fit


Definition of Line Fit

  • Line of fit is a line that is drawn through the data on a scatter plot to describe the trend of the data.

Examples of Line of Fit

  • The graph shows the line of fit that describes the distance covered during various periods of time.

 

Solved Example on Line of Fit

  • Use the scatter plot and the line of fit to predict the number of hours a student would have spent to get a score of 92.

               

Choices:

A. 30

B. 32

C. 27

D. 21

Correct Answer: C

Solution:

Step 1: Using the data and the line of fit on the graph, we learn that a student who got a score of 92 studied for 27 hours.

Related Terms for Line of Fit

  • Line
  • Scatter Plot
  • Data
  • Trend