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# independent / dependent variable ?

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Hi!

I am trying to figure out what the glucose level for a person would be after 6 hours based on the below listed data:

Time                Glucose ml/Liter
0.5                               180
1.0                               195
1.5                               230
2.0                               245
2.5                               235
3.0                               225
4.0                               200
6.0                               ???

TIA
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In this case time is independent variable and gluecose the dependent
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180 would be a good guess.
There is math for a better guess but everything requires some assumptions.
Lacking other information, I would try fitting a quadratic curve to the data.
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aburr,

yes.
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phoffric earned 300 total points
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Here are two possibilities (and there are many more unless you are a doctor/nurse/PA):

(6.0, 180) as aburr suggested

Continuing Linear Downslope
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