# Clay thi the next term in the sequence 2, 4, ... is 6. Given the same pattern, Ott thi the next term is 8, and Stacie thi the next term is 7. What conjecture is each person thinking? Is there enough information to decide who is correct?

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Clay thi
the next term in the sequence 2, 4, ... is 6. Given the same pattern, Ott thi
the next term is 8, and Stacie thi
the next term is 7. What conjecture is each person thinking? Is there enough information to decide who is correct?

2021-03-10
Clay thi
that the pattern is to add 2 to the previous term: an=an−1+2
Ott thi
that the pattern is to multiply 2 to the previous term: an=2an−1
Stacie thi
that the pattern is to add the term number to the previous term: an=an−1+n
There is not enough information to decide who is correct as any of the conjectures above work.

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6) Suppose Dr. Jung decides to use clarity (X2) and carats (X3) as independent variables in a regression model to predict the square root of the earring prices. What is the estimated regression equation? What is the value of the R2 and adjusted-R2 statistics?
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