# Simplifying $\beta_1$ estimate for a simple linear regression model

For a simple linear regression model I am able to derive the normal equations and solve these to to obtain the following- $$\beta_0=\bar{Y}-\beta_1\bar{X}$$ $$\beta_1=\frac{\sum(X_i-\bar{X})(Y_i-\bar{Y})}{\sum(X_i-\bar{X})^2}$$

However in my text book and elsewhere online I see that $\beta_1$ is often (not always) simplified to $$\beta_1=\frac{\sum(X_i-\bar{X})Y_i}{\sum(X_i-\bar{X})^2}.$$

How does one arrive at this simplification? It is not at all obvious to me why?

• The simplification is wrong... – TheSimpliFire Jun 21 '18 at 7:01
• It is correct. Why don't you expand the numerator of the first expression? – StubbornAtom Jun 21 '18 at 7:05