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    Definition

    I am trying to do define the Mean Value theorem. I am haveing trouble explaining exactly what this theorem is telling me. Can someone help me? Thank You
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    Suppose that f satisfies the conditions of the mean value theorem on [a,b], then there is a point c \in \left( {a,b} \right) such that the tangent at \left( {c,f(c)} \right) is parallel to the secant determined by \left( {a,f(a)} \right)\,\& \,\left( {b,f(b)} \right).
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