## E(y) = β0 + β1×1 + β2×2 + β3×3 where y represents exam score (0 to 100 points), x 1 represents the amount paid to a teacher (in

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E(y) = β0 + β1×1 + β2×2 + β3×3

where y represents exam score (0 to 100 points), x 1 represents the amount paid to a teacher (in dollars), x 2 represents the number of hours of sleep per week, and x3 represents number of study hours.
Suppose that we used a sample of 100 students to fit the following prediction equation:

ŷ= 65 + 1.5×1 + 0.2×2 + 0.5×3

Choose the most accurate interpretation for the slope of the amount paid to a teacher (in dollars).

a. For each additional 1.5 dollars paid to a tutor, we expect exam score to increase by 1 point, holding number of hours of sleep per week and number of study hours fixed.
b. For each additional dollar paid to a tutor, we expect exam score to increase by 1.5 points, holding number of hours of sleep per week and number of study hours fixed.
c. For each additional dollar paid to a tutor, we expect exam score to increase by 1.5 points.
d. When the amount paid to a tutor, number of hours of sleep per week, and number of study hours are set to 0, we expect an exam score of 65 points.

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b. For each additional dollar paid to a tutor, we expect exam score to increase by 1.5 points, holding number of hours of sleep per week and number of study hours fixed.

Step-by-step explanation:

Hello!

For any multiple regression model, you can define the estimated slope as “the change or modification of the estimated average of Y when one of the explanatory variables increases one unit while the others remain constant.

In this example the dependant variable is:

Y: Exam score

And you have three explanatory variables:

X₁: salary of the teacher (\$).

X₂: hours of sleep per week of a student.

X₃: number of study hours of a student.

The estimated model is ŷ= 65 + 1.5X₁ + 0.2X₂ + 0.5X₃

You need to interpret the estimated slope of the amount paid to the teacher b₁= 1.5

The units of the slope are units of Y by units of X, in this case, Y has no units so it is 1/\$.

Then we can say that for every additional dollar paid to the teacher, the estimated mean score of the exam will increase by 1.5 1/\$ while the weekly sleep hours and study hours remain constant.

I hope it helps!