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Residuals
Common Core: S.ID.6b

Residuals

Author: Ryan Backman
Description:

This lesson will explain residuals.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Residual

    The difference between the actual value of the response variable for a particular data point and its predicted value from the regression line.

  • Residual Plot

    A scatter plot that plots Residuals vs. explanatory variable, as opposed to response variable vs. explanatory variable. It can be used to assess the fit of a line.