MAT 351 Mathematical Modelling Scatter Diagrams & Correlations Worksheet

MAT 351 Mathematical Modelling Scatter Diagrams & Correlations Worksheet

MAT 351 Mathematical Modelling Scatter Diagrams & Correlations Worksheet



I need step-by-step solutions to all the 5 questions in the attached file. The questions are related to linear/exponential curve fitting. Please follow all the instructions given in the document.

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Midterm Project




You are required to complete a midterm project that addresses modeling problems. The project will focus on the topics covered in the first three modules of the course from Chapter 1 to 7 of the textbook.


Course objectives covered in this project include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO10




  1. Given the data in the table below construct a scatter diagram.
x 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
y 5450 6376 3730 3525 3062 1063 1880 1401 1231 490
x 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90
y 1067 1053 664 246 353 412 150 68
  1. For the data in Question 1, is the coefficient of correlation positive, negative, or zero? Fit a line by eye through the points of the scatter diagram that was constructed in Question 1. Fit a line through the data using the least squares technique.


  1. The data in the above table is the daily count of COVID-19 cases in New York City every 5 days starting April 1 to June 26, 2020. Is the linear model in Question 2 the best fit? If yes, explain why. If not, give the equation of a better model and explain your rationale.


  1. Given the parabola y = 2x2 + 3, let x take on the values 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Find the corresponding y values. Which type of function (logarithmic or exponential) will best fit the given parabola?


  1. Fit the data in Question 4 to either a logarithmic or exponential curve depending on your choice from Question 4.


Note: It is recommended you use Desmos, a free online graphing utility to create graphs and diagrams for the midterm project. To generate a graph, click on Math Tools at the top and select Graphing Calculator from the dropdown menu. Click on the menu bars to the left of Untitled Graph in the top left-hand corner, and choose your intended kind of graph from the dropdown menu.




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