Approximating Rate of Change From Graphs & Tables

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Approximate the rate of change of the graph between x = 2 and x = 4.

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1. The graph below shows the population of Ireland from 1800 to 1920. What is the approximate the rate of change of the population of Ireland in 1850?

2. This table represents the height of a falling object at different times. Which of the following could be the approximate rate of change of the object at t = 2.5 sec?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In mathematics, you can approximate the rate of change of a function with tables and graphs. This worksheet/quiz will assess you on your recollection of a statement that correctly describes a certain type of graph and an example of calculating the rate of change of a graph between two points.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be covered:

  • Approximation for the rate of change in a population according to a graph
  • Approximate rate of change for a falling object depicted on a table
  • Approximate the rate of change in a homeless population for 2006

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the approximate rate of change for a population over a period of time
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve problems on the approximate range of change
  • Definin key concepts - make sure you can accurately identify a true statement based on a graph

Additional Learning

Get some more information on tables and graphs in the lesson named Approximating Rate of Change From Graphs & Tables. The following topics will be discussed in greater detail:

  • Rate of change definition as it applies to functions
  • Secant lines
  • Tables/graphs to show how fast an object falls
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