What information do you need to create a linear model?

1 Answer
Feb 17, 2015

You could create a linear model with at least either of the following pieces of information:

  • Two data points

  • One data point and a slope.

For the first part, you'd be able to find the model by first finding the slope using the slope formula #(slope = (Deltay)/(Deltax))# to find the slope, and then plug the slope and any one of your coordinate pairs into the slope-intercept formula #(y=mx+b)# and solve for #b# (your #y# intercept).

For the second part, it's pretty much the same thing as part one, except you don't need to find the slope.

Hope that helped :)