Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2017/Question 01
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Question 01 

Shown below are a number of functions approximating the data points Choose the function with the smallest sum of squared residuals.

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Hint 

We need to find the sum of the differences between the actual values (at the points) and the functional values. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The sum of squared residuals, are computed as follows: Function A: Function B: so it is not the smallest. The situation is similar for other functions.
Function C: Function D: Function E: Function F: So Function has the smallest sum of squared residuals. Answer: . 