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    Average rate of change

    How do you find the average rate of change of f(t)=-16t^2+320t+6 from 1 to x?

    I've used the msec equation, but am afraid I did something wrong. I've gotten to the factoring part but it isn't working out.
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    What is "the msec equation"? (I believe this term is specific to your text.)

    When you reply, please show all of your steps so far. Thank you!
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    Sorry about that,

    m_{\text{secant}} =\frac{f(t)-f(c)}{t-c}
    Last edited by mr fantastic; September 20th 2009 at 03:08 PM. Reason: Clarified the expression
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