Your objective is to create
a two page report on computer disc to be turned in at the completion
of the chapter.
The first page of the report
find a web site that gives
information on prices of new and used automobiles.
make a table of values that
include a specific vehicle's new price, the price of a one year
old, two years old,..., nine years old.
plot the data in the table.
use your calculator's exponential
regression feature to find the exponential decay formula of the
* As usual, creativity will
increase your score.
The second page should consist
of a report of the steps you went through to obtain your information.
Include key words you used and the web site address(es) of the
price lists. Would it be appropriate to fit a line over the data
you graphed? If not, explain why. If a line were required, what
would its equation be? How does its fit compare to the exponential
curve? Suppose you are in charge of setting the price of a new
vehicle for next year's model, using the data, what price would
you set? Why?
Note any difficulties you
may have encountered and where errors may have occurred.
Please be sure to use good
sentence structure and spelling in this report. Include a title,
introduction, and conclusion.
This project will be assessed
using the following checklist: