# Math Help - Find the Difference Quotient

1. ## Find the Difference Quotient

Find the Difference Quotient of: (Please provide steps)
f(x)=x6-x5+x4-x3+x2-x+1

2. ## 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.

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