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# interpolation

Posted on 2011-03-06
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i have the values

for 470  -->1
for 440 -->3
i want to find value for 450

using Excel =FORECAST(450,B16:B17,A16:A17) it gives me 2.33 but the manual gives 1.8

what did i do wrong ?
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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How do you get 1.8? Assuming a straight line then as 450 is twice as far from 470 as 440 then shouldn't the result be twice as far from 1 as 3, i.e. 2.33?

regards, barry
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