Pre-Calculus, 9th edition
81

 PAGE: 80 SET: Exercises PROBLEM: 81

The function is .

(a).

Slope of the secant line in terms of and is .

Find .

Substitute and in .

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(b).

Find when .

Substitute the above values in .

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Find when .

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Find when .

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As  approaches to zero approaches

(c).

When then the slope of the secant line is .

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The secant line containing the point .

Point - slope form of a line equation : .

Substitute and in point - slope form.

Secant line is .

For every linear function secant line is itself.

If is a linear function, every secant line coincides with the graph of .

Graph :

Graph of the function :

(a). .

(b). , when , when ; when .

As  approaches to zero approaches .

(c). Secant line is .

(d). Graph of the function is

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