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How to Determine Your Gas Mileage

Two least-squares methods are used to estimate city and highway gas mileage from readily measured data. First, the author uses the standard least squares method which is suitable for a first linear algebra course.  Second, the author discusses a more accurate weighted least squares method.

Old Node ID: 
3406
MSC Codes: 
15A06
Author(s): 
Alexander J. Izzo (Bowling Green State University)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
June, 2000
Subject(s): 
Algebra and Number Theory
Linear Algebra
Systems of Linear Equations
Topic(s): 
Linear Algebra
Application: Least Squares
Solving Linear Systems: Algebraic
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Rating Count: 
105.00
Rating Sum: 
299.00
Rating Average: 
2.85
Applicable Course(s): 
3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra
Modify Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Average: 2.9 (105 votes)

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