I have a statistics task that is very complicated to me, and I would really appretiate some help!

I believe that I have completed task a, but task b and c seems to be too hard for me to grasp.

Here is a presentation of the task text:

xi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

yi 12.3 12.8 16.8 17.9 20.5 22.7 24.9 27.5 26.9 29.4 30.3 34.2 36.4 36.7 41.1

Assume that the data represents independent realizations of a "linearlnormal" model.

Yi = α + βxi + ei i = 1..15,

where ei˜N(0,σ), where sigma is unknown.

(a) create a scatterplot of the data {f(xi,yi)}15 ; i=1

Then calculate the empiric correlation coefficient.

(b) Find the minimum least square estimate for α & β.

(c) Create a 95% confidence interval for the parameter β. What does this confidence interval express?

Is there anyone out there who are able to help me with some maplecode?

thanks in advance,

Soeta