# Slope of secant line

• May 24th 2009, 06:19 PM
lisa1984wilson
Slope of secant line
Compute the slope of the secant line joining the points on the graph of f whose coordinates are x=1 and x=1.1
Let f(x)=x^3
• May 24th 2009, 06:35 PM
Shyam
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Originally Posted by lisa1984wilson
Compute the slope of the secant line joining the points on the graph of f whose coordinates are x=1 and x=1.1
Let f(x)=x^3

$f(1.1) = (1.1)^3=1.331$

$f(1)=1^3=1$

$slope= \frac{f(1.1)-f(1)}{1.1-1}=...........$

finish it.
• May 24th 2009, 06:39 PM
lisa1984wilson