Posted by **Jazmin (please help)** on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:02pm.

Calculate the average rate of change of the given function over the given interval. Where appropriate, specify the units of measurement.

f(x) = 1/x;[2, 7]

I used the f(b)-f(a)/b-a and I got -.071 and it said I was wrong could you please help me find my error?

WROK:

y1= 1/x (put this for my y-value in my calculator

then (y1(7)-y1(2))/(7-2) which equals -.071

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**Reiny**, Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:11pm
f(2) = 1/2

f(7) = 1/7

avg rate of change = (1/7 - 1/2)/(7-2)

= (-5/14)/5)

= -1/14

don't go with decimals, they are not accurate,

stay with fractions for exact answers.

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**Jazmin (please help)**, Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:41pm
thank you apparently that is all I had to do=)

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