# Linear Trendline, Trend Equation and Forecast

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See data file attached.

(a) Plot the data on fruit and vegetable consumption.

(b) Discuss the underlying causes that might explain the trend or pattern.

(c) Fit a linear trend to the data.

(d) Interpret the trend equation. What are its implications for producers?

(e) Make a forecast for 2005.

Note: Time increments are 5 years, so use t = 6 for your 2005 forecast.

U.S. Per Capita Consumption of Commercially Produced Fruits and Vegetables (pounds)

year total

1980 608.0

1985 629.3

1990 659.2

1995 690.0

2000 705.4

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d) The trend equation is given as y=5.11(x)-9510.5, where x represents the year.

e) For the ...

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