The following data represent x = boat sales and y = boat trailer sales from 1995 through 2000.
Boat sales |
boat trailer sales |
year |
thousands |
thousands |
1995 |
649 |
207 |
1996 |
619 |
194 |
1997 |
596 |
181 |
1998 |
576 |
174 |
1999 |
585 |
168 |
2000 |
574 |
159 |
a. Find out the least-squares regression line and interpret its slope.
b. Estimate, for the year throughout which 500,000 boats are sold, the number of boat trailers which would be sold.
What reasons may describe why the number of boat trailers sold per year is less than number of boats sold per year?