# Matrix Linear relationship

• Mar 15th 2011, 04:52 PM
Matrix Linear relationship
I have 4 numbers: The Average hours of study per week and the scores achieved of 2 students

The numbers are 7 hours with a score of 75.45 and 20 hours with a score of 92.2 and the question asks me to use matrcies to find if there is a linear relationship between the two. I don't quite understand how to find if there is a linear relationship.
I thought about using Gauss elimination but then realised that didn't really help me..
• Mar 15th 2011, 04:54 PM
dwsmith
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I have 4 numbers: The Average hours of study per week and the scores achieved of 2 students

The numbers are 7 hours with a score of 75.45 and 20 hours with a score of 92.2 and the question asks me to use matrcies to find if there is a linear relationship between the two. I don't quite understand how to find if there is a linear relationship.
I thought about using Gauss elimination but then realised that didn't really help me..

I don't understand your question. Can you post the question you are giving verbatum?
• Mar 15th 2011, 04:58 PM
Make A table using "Average number of hours/week spent on homework" and "Score of exam" for the columns and fill in values. The values I got were 7 hours of homework and they received a score of 75.45% and the other was 20 hours of homework and 92.2%. Use matrices to find, if possible, a linear relationship between average hours spent on HW and Score
• Mar 15th 2011, 05:02 PM
dwsmith
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Make A table using "Average number of hours/week spent on homework" and "Score of exam" for the columns and fill in values. The values I got were 7 hours of homework and they received a score of 75.45% and the other was 20 hours of homework and 92.2%. Use matrices to find, if possible, a linear relationship between average hours spent on HW and Score

A linear relationship as in a line of the form y = mx + b?

If so, you only have 2 points so it forms a line.
• Mar 15th 2011, 05:05 PM
My lecturer only wrote "a linear relationship" and didn't quite specify anything and that was the part I didn't understand. I didn't know what she meant by a linear relationship..
• Mar 15th 2011, 05:06 PM
dwsmith
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My lecturer only wrote "a linear relationship" and didn't quite specify anything and that was the part I didn't understand. I didn't know what she meant by a linear relationship..

What is the title of the course you are in?
• Mar 15th 2011, 05:07 PM