MATH SOLVE

3 months ago

Q:
# what is the average rate of change from x=1 to x=3

Accepted Solution

A:

The average rate of change is calculated as the slope of the line between the two points on the graph. Since at x = 1, y = -3, and at x = 3, y = 1, these are the two points which we calculate the slope from. Using the formula

m = (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)

m = (1 - (-3))/(3 - 1)

m = 4/2

m = 2

Therefore the slope, or the average rate of change, between these points is 2.

m = (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)

m = (1 - (-3))/(3 - 1)

m = 4/2

m = 2

Therefore the slope, or the average rate of change, between these points is 2.