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**jccurtis** According to the US Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1994, the population of the state of Wisconsin in thousands is as given in the table below:

Year Population

(in thousands)

1970 7432

1980 9438

1990 12104

2000 14102

Lex x represent the number of years since 1970.

1) Find the equation of the line representing this relationship using linear regression.

y=ax+b

y=226.76X + 7367

2) Use this equation to predict the population of Wisconsin in the year 2010.

y=226.76(4) +7367

y=907.04 +7367

y=8274.04

Let me know if I am way off here please