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Section Finite Mathematics and Applied Cal...

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Textbook Problem

In Exercises 1–18, calculate the average rate of change of the given function over the given interval. Where appropriate, specify the units of measurement. [HINT: See Example 1.] f ( x ) = 1 x ; [ 1 , 4 ]

To determine

To calculate: The average rate of change of the function f(x)=1x over the interval [1,4].

Explanation

Given Information:

The interval is [1,4] and the function is f(x)=1x.

Formula used:

Average rate of change of f(x) over the interval [a,b] is:

Average rate of change of f=Change in fChange in x=ΔfΔx=f(b)f(a)ba

Calculation:

Consider the function f(x)=1x and the interval [1,4].

Substitute the value x=4 in the function f(x)=1x and solve for f(4):

f(4)=1(4)=14

Substitute the value

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