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Introduction to Derivatives - At A Glance:

We can also estimate the derivative of a function f at a point a if we're given a table of values for f, but not given a formula. Check out the examples and exercises to learn how.

Example 1

Use the following table of values to estimate f'(1.2).


Exercise 1

  • Estimate f'(2.5) given the following table of values:

Exercise 2

Estimate g'(4) given the following table of values:

Exercise 3

Estimate f'(2) given the following table of values:

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