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# How To Use TREND() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Given partial data about a linear trend, fits an ideal linear trend using the least squares method and/or predicts further values.

Common questions about the TREND formula include: What is the syntax for the TREND formula? How do I use the TREND formula? What types of values can I input for the TREND formula?

The TREND formula can be used appropriately to compute the linear trend line for a set of given values.

The TREND formula is commonly mistyped as ""TRENDLINE"" or ""TENDLINE"".

Some common ways the TREND formula is used inappropriately include: Misusing the formula for non-linear curves, not inputting the correct number of arguments, and not properly using the correlation coefficient.

Common pitfalls when using the TREND formula include: Errors with inputted data, incorrect number of arguments, and faulty trend lines due to non-linear data.

Common mistakes when using the TREND formula include: Using the wrong formula for the data set, using the wrong number of arguments, and typing errors.

Common misconceptions people might have with the TREND Formula include: That it can be used for non-linear trends, and that it can automatically generate curves from data without user input.

How To Actually Use TREND() in Sheets

`TREND(known_data_y, [known_data_x], [new_data_x], [b])`

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