Review average rate of change and how to apply it to solve problems.
What is average rate of change?
The average rate of change of function over the interval is given by this expression:
It is a measure of how much the function changed per unit, on average, over that interval.
It is derived from the slope of the straight line connecting the interval's endpoints on the function's graph.
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Finding average rate of change
Example 1: Average rate of change from graph
Let's find the average rate of change of over the interval :
A coordinate plane. The x- and y-axes each scale by one. The function y equals f of x is a continuous curve that contains the following points: the point negative five, five, the point negative three, zero, the point zero, negative seven, the point two, negative three, the point three, negative three, the point five point five, zero, and the point nine, three. The points zero, negative seven and nine, three are plotted on the function.
We can see from the graph that and .
Example 2: Average rate of change from equation
Let's find the rate of change of over the interval .
What is the average rate of change of over the interval ?
A coordinate plane. The x- and y-axes each scale by one. The function y equals g of x is a continuous curve that contains the following points: the point negative eight, negative eight, the point negative five, negative five, the point negative three, zero, the point negative two, three, the point zero, six, the point two, three, the point three, zero, and the point four, negative four. The points negative eight, negative eight and negative two, three are plotted on the function.
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- Over which interval does h have a negative average rate of change? Can I ask for a some help please? because I looked at the problems above but it still seems a little confusing to me.(11 votes)
- Remember that the rate of change is just the slope of the function. Look back at some of those problems to identify intervals with positive and negative slopes.
Hope this helps. <|:)(1 vote)
- I need help to solve this and I don't know how to solve this.
Here is the question and the problem:
Solve the system of equations.
- First, it will simplify things if we convert everything to standard form (Ax+By=C) such that the terms without a variable are on the other side of the equation.
In this way, we get:
4x-9y=20 and 16x-7y=80
Then, we look for a way to get one of the variables to cancel out with the other equation. Thus, we multiply the entirety of the first equation by 4:
16x-36y=80 and 16x-7y=80
Since we have identical coefficients for the x-variable in both equations, we can subtract one equation from the other so that the x-terms cancel out.
We have successfully isolated y. From here, we can divide both sides of the equation by -43 to get the value of y:
From here, we can plug the y-value back into one of the previous equations to determine the x-value:
This yields the solution:
In these system of equations problems, your strategy should be as follows: choose one variable and eliminate it, solve for the other variable, and then plug the value of the solved variable into the original equation to solve for the unsolved variable.(5 votes)
- What interval should I use if I was given 0<t<10?(3 votes)
- can there be no solution to this type of problem?(1 vote)
- Finding an average rate of change is just finding the slope between 2 points. You can always find the slope.
m = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)
The slope could be 0. It could be a number/0 = undefined. Or, it could be an integer or fraction.(4 votes)
- why does it not tell me exactly where it hits the line while i find the average I got a question and it was impossible to tell where it hit the lone exactly I and all the possible answers where less then 2 numbers close together(2 votes)
- Should the name of "Mean Value Theorem" asked in the practice questions in this unit be specified as "Mean Value Theorem for for derivatives" to distinguish that for integrals?(2 votes)
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What is the average rate of change of fff over the interval [1,6][1,6]open bracket, 1, comma, 6, close bracket?(2 votes)
−x−1f, left parenthesis, x, right parenthesis, equals, x, squared, minus, x, minus, 1
Over which interval does fff have an average rate of change of zero?(1 vote)
- Your function creates a parabola when graphed. So have an average rate of change = 0, your interval would need 2 points on direct opposite sides of the parabola. A line thru those 2 points would be a horizontal line and have a slope of 0.(2 votes)
- How do you find rate of change from a equation such as y=3.75+1.5(x-1)?(1 vote)
- The rate of change would be the coefficient of
x. To find that, you would use the distributive property to simplify
1.5(x-1). Once you do, the new equation is
y = 3.75 + 1.5x -1.5. Subtract 1.5 from 3.75 next to get:
y = 1.5x + 2.25. Since 1.5 is the coefficient of x, 1.5 would be the rate of change.
Hope that helps! If you have any more questions, you can ask me :)(2 votes)