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Residual

The vertical distance between a data point and the graph of a regression equation. The residual is positive if the data point is above the graph. The residual is negative if the data point is below the graph. The residual is 0 only when the graph passes through the data point.

 

 

 

See also

Scatterplot, least squares regression line

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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