How to Create a Line of Best Fit in Google Sheets [Ultimate Guide]
A line of best helps visualize patterns to data in a Scatter Plot chart
In this article we will show you how to create a line of best fit in Google Sheets.
What is a Line of Best Fit?
A line of best fit is a type of trendline for scatter plot charts and is used to express a relationship in a scatter plot of different data points. It is an overlay that is superimposed onto the data. It can help discover patterns and upcoming trends for a series of data points within the chart.
If you want to learn how to add trendlines for other types of graphs in Google Sheets, check out our Google Sheets trendline tutorial.
How to Add Line of Best Fit in Google Sheets
A line of best fit is applied to a scatter plot chart therefore it is necessary we create a scatter plot chart first before we can add a line of best fit.
Creating a Scatter Plot Chart
A scatter plot chart is a mathematical tool that utilizes dots to give a visual representation of the values for two different numeric variables. A scatter plot chart is also referred to as a scatter chart or scatter graph.