Find the Difference Quotient of: (Please provide steps)

f(x)=x^{6}-x^{5}+x^{4}-x^{3}+x^{2}-x+1

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- Sep 12th 2012, 02:41 PMjls9102Find the Difference Quotient
Find the Difference Quotient of: (Please provide steps)

f(x)=x^{6}-x^{5}+x^{4}-x^{3}+x^{2}-x+1 - Sep 12th 2012, 03:32 PMMarkFLRe: Find the Difference Quotient
You should know that the difference quotient is defined as:

$\displaystyle \frac{f(x+h)-f(x)}{h}$

So, utilize the binomial theorem, and if I were you I'd break the quotient up into pieces, then put it all back together at the end. You will be busy for a while.(Wink)

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