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    How to draw a secant line through two points on the graph of a function?

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    Re: How to draw a secant line through two points on the graph of a function?


    Um . . . with a pencil and a ruler?

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    Re: How to draw a secant line through two points on the graph of a function?

    Very funny, Soroban.

    A secant line is one that intersects the curve at two points. It's often used to approximate a tangent line, which only touches the curve at one point.

    To be technically correct, we're only considering a small range of x values - of course it's possible for the curve to turn around and intersect the line at any number of points.

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    Re: How to draw a secant line through two points on the graph of a function?

    Well, that was Soroban's point. If hunnyelle knows what "secant line" means, this problem is trivial. If not, he/she should have immediately looked it up.
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