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**Bacterius** Extract the polynomial? I think you mean approximate your data using a polynomial. You cannot model your data perfectly using a polynomial, because your data is rough and not smooth while a polynomial is a perfect mathematical curve, so you are just telling excel to try and find a polynomial that fits your data as closely as possible. Here the coefficient of determination for the polynomial $\displaystyle 0.0088 x^2 - 0.11x + 16.565$ is $\displaystyle 0.9707$ which means it is a very good (almost perfect, in fact) approximation of your data.

At least that's what I understand from your question. Feel free to clarify if I missed your point.