5932 Interpolation & Extrapolation

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5932 Interpolation & Extrapolation - Quiz

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


Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

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

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