use the difference quotient to calculate the slope of the secant line thru the points (1, f(1)) and (3, f(3)) #25 f(x)=(x-2)^2
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Originally Posted by crazydaizy78 use the difference quotient to calculate the slope of the secant line thru the points (1, f(1)) and (3, f(3)) #25 f(x)=(x-2)^2 i assume the difference quotient you're using is: $\displaystyle \frac {f(x + h) - f(x)}h$ in that case, the slope of the secant line will be: $\displaystyle \frac {f(3) - f(1)}2$. now continue
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