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Average rate of change: graphs & tables


A coordinate plane. The x- and y-axes each scale by one. The graph is a group of line segments and curved lines that contains the following points: the point negative eight, negative three, the point negative five, zero, the point negative one, negative seven, the point zero, three, the point one, one, the point two, negative three, the point four, zero, and the point eight, six.
What is the average rate of change of f over the interval [1,4]?
Give an exact number.
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi