Fathom Software, used by the participants in the video segments, is helpful in creating graphical representations of data. If you try the problems in Part D using Fathom, you will be able to test various slopes and intercepts. For more information on Fathom, go to the Key Curriculum Press Web site at www.keypress.com/fathom/.
More advanced presentations of this topic use such ideas as the standard deviation around the regression line and the coefficient R-Squared. The data in this session has been structured so that using the sum of squares for comparison gives a reasonable result.