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Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 2, Problem 5RCC
To determine

To define: The average rate of change of a linear function.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 5RCC

The average rate of change is constant for a linear function. So, the average rate of change remains the same for entire domain of a linear function.

Explanation of Solution

Given information:The average rate of change of a linear function.

The average rate of change between two input values is total change of the function values (output) divided by the change in the input values.

So, the average rate of change is constant for a linear function.

Thus, the average rate of change remains the same for entire domain of a linear function.

The average rate of change of the function y=f(x) between x=a and x=b is

Average rate of change = (Change in y )/(Change in x ) =f(b)f(a)ba .

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