# Regression Equation

#### Mathmess_2006

##### New Member
Hi there!

I've got an equation and I don't even know where to start!

The following table shows the body weight and gestation period of 12 randomly selected mammals.
SPECIES-----------------WEIGHT--------------GESTATION
Elephant------------------6654--------------------645
Cat------------------------3.3----------------------63
Cow-----------------------465---------------------281
Giraffe---------------------529---------------------400
Squirrel--------------------0.101--------------------28
Guinea Pig-----------------1.04---------------------68
Man------------------------62---------------------267
Rabbit-----------------------2.5--------------------31
Raccoon-------------------4.288--------------------63
Red Fox--------------------4.235--------------------52
Monkey----------------------6.8-------------------164
Sheep-----------------------55.5-------------------151

Use weight as the independant variable and gestation as the dependant variable.
What is the linear correlation coefficient? Find the regression equation. Use the regression equation to predict the gestation period of a mammal that weighs 10 kilograms.