Trigonometry (MindTap Course List)

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ChapterP: Prerequisites

SectionP.6: Analyzing Graphs Of Functions

Problem 6ECP: Find the average rates of change of f(x)=x2+2x (a) from x1=3 to x2=2 and (b) from x1=2 to x2=0.

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Rate of Change

The relation between two quantities which displays how much greater one quantity is than another is called ratio.

Slope

The change in the vertical distances is known as the rise and the change in the horizontal distances is known as the run. So, the rise divided by run is nothing but a slope value. It is calculated with simple algebraic equations as:

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