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I need help finding the rate of change of a function

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To explain the concept and technique to calculate the rate of change of a given function

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In general terms, the rate of change of a given function y=f(x) measures how fast (or slow) the function is changing with respect to the independent variable x.

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For example, consider the function y=x^2; If we want to calculate the rate of change over the interval [1,2] ...


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