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Total solar eclipses actually take place nearly as often as total lunar eclipses, but the former are visible over a much narrower path. Both the path width and the duration vary substantially from one eclipse to the next. The table below shows the duration (in seconds) and path width (in miles) of 44 total solar eclipses measured in the past and those projected to the year 2010:
a. Draw a scatter diagram showing duration, y, and path width, x, for the total solar eclipses.
b. How would you describe this diagram?
c. The durations and path widths for the years 2006–2009 were projections.The recorded values were:
Compare the recorded values to the projections. Comment on accuracy.


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