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The Geometric Interpretation of Difference Quotient

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What are the two points used in the difference quotient?

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1. What is the geometric interpretation of the difference quotient?

2. Find the difference quotient for the function f(x) = x2.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will test your understanding of how to interpret the difference quotient geometrically. Topics you'll need to know include the two points used in the difference quotient and the geometric interpretation of the difference quotient.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to:

  • Find difference quotient in a given function
  • Understand how to calculate for x
  • Know how to combine terms

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will help you to:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve difference quotient practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the geometric interpretation of the difference quotient and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to interpret difference quotients geometrically

Additional Learning

Want more information about how to interpret difference quotients geometrically? Then review this lesson entitled The Geometric Interpretation of Difference Quotient. The lesson will cover the following:

  • Understand functions
  • Be able to plot and analyze points on a graph
  • Define difference quotient
  • Be able to explain and utilize geometric interpretations of difference quotients
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