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# A line that is very close to most of the data points in a scatter plot?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Q: A line that is very close to most of the data points in a scatter plot?
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### A line that best fits the data points on a scatter plot?

A straight line which best describes the data on a scatter plot is called a "line of best fit". The line could pass through some of the points, all of them, or none of them.

### What is the line that lies as close as possible to all the data points in a scatter plot?

the line of best fit if you have any more math questions conmtact me at jibleesmaster@yahoo.com

### What type of graph would be best for data points?

A scatter plot would be best for non-related data points. A line graph would be best for related data points.

### What is a graph with lines connected to data points called?

either a scatter graph or a line graph xx :)

### Points that represent data values are connected using line segments?

Not necessarily. In a scatter plot or regression they would not.

### Can a scatter plot have a linear function?

You can have a line of best fit. It is the line that cuts through the points with the least amount of distance to all the data.

### What is placing dots on all data points?

You can have a scatter plot where the data is displayed as a collection of points. You can also have a dot plot where a set of data is represented by placing dots over a number line to represent the frequency of data.

### What is a line that comes as close as possible to data points as possible?

line of best fit.

### Is the scatter plot better then the line graphs?

No, scatter plot gives a rough picture of the data. Line graph gives information on tabulated data

### What are the points that don't follow the line of best fit called?

Data points that are not close to the line of best fit are called outliers.

### What is a graph where the data points do not fall along a straight line is called?

There is no specific name. It could be a non-linear graph, or a scatter graph.

### Are the points connected in a scatter plot?

No, you draw a general line through the middle of the points.(A line of fit)