# Finite Math Examples

, ,

Step 1

Write as a function.

Step 2

Step 2.1

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.

Step 2.2

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

Step 3

Step 3.1

Simplify the numerator.

Step 3.1.1

Subtract from .

Step 3.1.2

Multiply by .

Step 3.1.3

Subtract from .

Step 3.1.4

Add and .

Step 3.2

Simplify the denominator.

Step 3.2.1

Multiply by .

Step 3.2.2

Add and .

Step 3.3

Divide by .