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    Linear regression

    When working with regression in algebra we use y=ax+b but in stats and prob we use the equation of y=b+ax, when computed using the calculator you get the same values, what is the difference between the two and why do have this difference between the te equations
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    I don't know what you're asking, y=ax+b is the same as y=b+ax.
    IF you're asking about writing the design matrix, you can use y=ax+b
    as your model, then the first column are the x's and the second column is all 1's and that works just as well.
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