# 5932 Interpolation & Extrapolation

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Testing your knowledge of interpolation and extrapolation. Remember - look out for changes in the unit of measure when you are answer your questions.

• 1.

### The graph above shows the improvement in scores of a batsman over a series of weeks. Using the linear regression line to predict the number of weeks in week 5 is an example of:

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

A. Interpolation
Explanation
Interpolation is a prediction that comes from data INSIDE the collected data.

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• 2.

### The graph above shows the improvement in scores of a batsman over a series of weeks. Using the linear regression line to predict the number of weeks in week 5 is an example of:

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

A. Interpolation
Explanation
Interpolation is a prediction that comes from data INSIDE the collected data.

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• 3.

### The graph above shows the improvement in scores of a batsman over a series of weeks. Using the linear regression line to predict the number of weeks in week 15 is an example of:

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

B. Extrapolation
Explanation
Extrapolation is a prediction that comes from data OUTSIDE the collected data.

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• 4.

### The graph above shows the improvement in scores of a batsman over a series of weeks. Using the linear regression line to predict which week the batsman will first score over 100 runs is an example of :

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

B. Extrapolation
Explanation
Extrapolation is a prediction that comes from data OUTSIDE the collected data.

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• 5.

### The graph above shows diameter and length of bird eggs found in a nest. Using the linear regression line to predict the length of an egg that is 10cm in diameter is an example of :

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

B. Extrapolation
Explanation
Extrapolation is a prediction that comes from data OUTSIDE the collected data. 10cm, not 10mm :)

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• 6.

### The graph above shows diameter and length of bird eggs found in a nest. Using the linear regression line to predict the diameter of an egg that is 17cm in length is an example of :

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

B. Extrapolation
Explanation
Extrapolation is a prediction that comes from data OUTSIDE the collected data. 17cm, not 17mm :)

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• 7.

### The graph above shows diameter and length of bird eggs found in a nest. Using the linear regression line to predict the length of an egg that is 9cm in diameter is an example of :

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

B. Extrapolation
Explanation
Extrapolation is a prediction that comes from data OUTSIDE the collected data. 9cm, not 9mm :)

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• 8.

### The graph above shows the study time of a student and the number of errors they make. Using the linear regression line to predict the number of errors made by a student who studies for 10 minutes is an example of :

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

A. Interpolation
Explanation
Interpolation is a prediction that comes from data INSIDE the collected data.

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• 9.

### The graph above shows the study time of a student and the number of errors they make. Using the linear regression line to predict the number of errors made by a student who studies for 90 minutes is an example of :

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

B. Extrapolation
Explanation
Extrapolation is a prediction that comes from data OUTSIDE the collected data.

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• 10.

### The graph above shows the study time of a student and the number of errors they make. Using the linear regression line to predict the number of errors made by a student who studies for 70 minutes is an example of :

• A.

Interpolation

• B.

Extrapolation

A. Interpolation
Explanation
Interpolation is a prediction that comes from data INSIDE the collected data.

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