Calculus 10th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1-28505-709-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-709-5

Chapter 2 - Differentiation - 2.1 Exercises: 3


(a) $f(1)=2, f(4)=5$ (b) $3$ (c) $y=x+1$

Work Step by Step

(a) $f(x)$ is the same as asking for the y-value of a certain value of x, so for $x=1, y=2$ and for $x=4, y=5$ (the points $(1,2)$ and $(4,5)$ are given). (b) since we got $f(1)$ and $f(4)$ from part a, we can simply plug in the values: $f(4)-f(1)=5-2=3$ (c) again, since we already know that $f(1)=2$ and $f(4)=5$, we can just plug the values into the problem: $y=\frac{f(4)-f(1)}{4-1}(x-1)+f(1)$ $y=\frac{5-2}{4-1}(x-1)+2$ $y=\frac{3}{3}(x-1)+2$ $y=x-1+2$ $y=x+1$
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