# Finite Math Examples

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Step 1

Write as an equation.

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

Multiply by .

Step 3.1.2

Multiply by .

Step 3.1.3

Subtract from .

Step 3.1.4

Multiply by .

Step 3.1.5

Subtract from .

Step 3.1.6

Subtract from .

Step 3.2

Simplify the denominator.

Step 3.2.1

Multiply by .

Step 3.2.2

Subtract from .

Step 3.3

Divide by .