MTH 522 – 09/15/2023

During our last class, My comprehension of the significance of p-values in statistical analysis was strengthened as a result of our in-depth discussion of the topic. I also expressed some concerns about how linear regression calculates distances. Given that the distance is normally calculated as the perpendicular distance between a point and a line in geometry, I was confused as to why the distance was calculated parallel to the y-axis. I also questioned why polynomials of different degrees weren’t explored instead of using the linear equation “y = mx + c” exclusively to model data interactions. I’m happy to report that my inquiries were thoughtfully answered in class, giving me clarification on these crucial topics.

Additionally, I learned a lot from the inquiries made by others.

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