# Finite Math Examples

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The average rate of change of a function can be found by calculating the change in values of the two points divided by the change in values of the two points.

Substitute the equation for and , replacing in the function with the corresponding value.

Simplify the numerator.

One to any power is one.

Multiply by .

Raising to any positive power yields .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Simplify the denominator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Divide by .