I have 2 graded problems that are due monday, september 22.

The directions are to simplify the difference quotients of the following functions:

#1:

f(x) = (√x)

and

#2:

f(x) = 1/x

The difference quotient is: m = (f(x+h) - f(x)) / h

All work/steps must be shown.

I attempted both of the problems but did not get very far. I put the functions into the difference quotient equation but I don't know how to simplify the expressions properly.

#1:

f(x) = (√x)

(√(x+h) - √(x)) / h

#2:

f(x) = 1/x

(((1/(x+h)) - (1/x)) / h

Please respond quickly; all responses are greatly appreciated.