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Average Rate of Change

The change in the value of a quantity divided by the elapsed time. For a function, this is the change in the y-value divided by the change in the x-value for two distinct points on the graph.

Note: This is the same thing as the slope of the secant line that passes through the two points.

 

 

See also

Instantaneous rate of change, mean value theorem

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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