# Find the Difference Quotient

• September 12th 2012, 02:41 PM
jls9102
Find the Difference Quotient
Find the Difference Quotient of: (Please provide steps)
f(x)=x6-x5+x4-x3+x2-x+1
• September 12th 2012, 03:32 PM
MarkFL
Re: Find the Difference Quotient
You should know that the difference quotient is defined as:

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

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)

Let us know if you get stuck...