Bicycling World a magazine devoted to cycling reviews hundreds of
Bicycling World, a magazine devoted to cycling, reviews hundreds of bicycles throughout the year. Its Road-Race category contains reviews of bicycles used by riders primarily interested in racing. One of the most important factors in selecting a bicycle for racing is its weight. The following data show the weight (pounds) and price ($) for ten racing bicycles reviewed by the magazine:
a. Develop a scatter chart with weight as the independent variable. What does the scatter chart indicate about the relationship between the weight and price of these bicycles?
b. Use the data to develop an estimated regression equation that could be used to estimate the price for a bicycle, given its weight. What is the estimated regression model?
c. Test whether each of the regression parameters β0 and β1 is equal to zero at a 0.05 level of significance. What are the correct interpretations of the estimated regression parameters? Are these interpretations reasonable?
d. How much of the variation in the prices of the bicycles in the sample does the regression model you estimated in part b explain?
e. The manufacturers of the D’Onofrio Pro plan to introduce the 15-pound D’Onofrio
Elite bicycle later this year. Use the regression model you estimated in part a to predict the price of the D’Ononfrio Elite.
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