Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Chapter 2 - 2.3 - Analyzing Graphs of Functions - 2.3 Exercises - Page 194: 5


average rate of change, secant

Work Step by Step

The change is the value of the function divided by the change in the variable x for the interval where the average rate of change has to be computed. Look at the definition on page 205. A secant of a curve is a line that intersects the curve in at least two distinct points.
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