algebra
posted by Lee on .
You throw a rock off the balcony overlooking your backyard the table shows the height of the rock at different times use quadratic regressin to find a quadratic model for this data.
time
0 1 2 3 4 5
height
24 44.2 54.8 55.8 47.2 29
would someone explain this to me had a problem like this before and got it wrong

Judging from your other problems, I think quadratic regression is a bit beyond the current subject matter. (If not so, let me know just what you have studied in regards to quadratic regression.) So let's try a simpler approach.
evidently the equation is
y = ax^2 + bx + 24
plugging in the given values,
20.2 = a + b
30.8 = 4a + 2b
31.5 = 9a + 3b
23.2 = 16a + 4b
5 = 25a + 5b
Solving these equations in pairs, we get
(a,b) = (4.8,25),(4.9,25.2),(4.7,24.6),(4.8,25) and so forth.
If you're not looking for the best fit, you could use a model like
y = 4.8x^2 + 25x + 24
If this approach is not what you wanted, please clarify. 
The y=4.8x^2+25x+24 was correct answer, but I'm not sure how you got that.

the actual answer to this is
y=4.8^2+25x+24 you did not put a negative on it :) 
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