Plotting lines given points and equations

If you need to find the equation of a line or its plot and you are given just two points, e.g. (5,5)(9,9), the best way to get the right answer is to use the WolframAlpha calculator at this page: https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=line+through+(5,5)+and+(9,9) If...

Flipped!

This headline popped up in my newsfeed this morning: Boys will be boys: Data error prompts U-turn on study of sex differences in school (Retraction Watch, 2017) The article is about a peer-reviewed article on self-regulation of study habits that was published earlier...

What to do about outliers?

The most recent assignment in my BUS 430 class was on simple linear regression. In some of the data sets, there are data points that seem to be inconsistent with the bulk of the data. One student called this to my attention and asked if he should just ignore those...