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    gaussmarco
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    Find a Quadratic Formula

    Dear All guys,
    Recently I collect some data about the participants of Olympics"s
    competitior from 1900 to 2004 . I want to optiminius the data and
    calculate the formula and then predict the next data of year 2008. I
    already knew the data is follow the quadratic function.Please help me to
    find out the quadratic formula.The following is the data :

    1900 1904 1908 1912 1920 1924 1928 1932
    997 651 2008 2407 2626 3089 2883 1332


    1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972
    3963 4104 4955 4135 5338 5151 5516 7170


    1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
    6084 5179 6829 8391 9356 10318 10651 11099
    PS.please email to me As soon as possible
    gaussmarco@yahoo.com.hk
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaussmarco View Post
    Dear All guys,
    Recently I collect some data about the participants of Olympics"s
    competitior from 1900 to 2004 . I want to optiminius the data and
    calculate the formula and then predict the next data of year 2008. I
    already knew the data is follow the quadratic function.Please help me to
    find out the quadratic formula.The following is the data :

    1900 1904 1908 1912 1920 1924 1928 1932
    997 651 2008 2407 2626 3089 2883 1332


    1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972
    3963 4104 4955 4135 5338 5151 5516 7170


    1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
    6084 5179 6829 8391 9356 10318 10651 11099
    PS.please email to me As soon as possible
    gaussmarco@yahoo.com.hk
    The best way to handle this sort of problem is to do a quadratic regression. Do you have access to software or a calculator that does quadratic regression?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    The best way to handle this sort of problem is to do a quadratic regression. Do you have access to software or a calculator that does quadratic regression?
    Y = 11.58 X^2 + 147.858 X + 1391.26 where X is the Olympic number (1900: X = 0, 1904: X = 1, .... 1920: X = 5, etc.). r^2 = 0.935.
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