Calculus 8th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1285740629
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-062-1

Chapter 1 - Functions and Limits - 1.1 Four Ways to Represent a Function - 1.1 Exercises: 29

Answer

$\frac{-1}{xa}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{f(x)-f(a)}{x-a}=\frac{\frac{1}{x}-\frac{1}{a}}{x-a}=\frac{\frac{a-x}{xa}}{x-a}=\frac{a-x}{xa(x-a)}=\frac{-1}{xa}$
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