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Derivatives

Derivatives

Slope of a Line Between Two Points on a Function Examples

Example 1

Find the slope of the line between the two points shown.

Example 2

If f(x) = x3 + 1, find the slope of the secant line between the two points on the function where x = 1 and x = 3.

Example 3

Let f(x) = 1 – x2. What is the slope of the secant line between (af(a)) and (a + hf(a h)) where a = -1 and h = -0.25.

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