OML Search

Difference Quotient




 
Related Topics:
More Lessons for PreCalculus, Math Worksheets

Videos, worksheets, games and activities to help PreCalculus students learn how to find the difference quotient of a function.

Computing Difference Quotients :
To find the slope of the secant line between two points in a function, we use difference quotients. Difference quotients are used with limits in the definition of the derivative and are important to understand, but can be difficult to compute and simplify. We can simplify difference quotients into a formula for finding the slope of a secant line.

The Difference Quotient - Example 1.
This video gives the formula for the difference quotient (the subtraction fraction) and do a couple examples of finding it for different functions.
The Difference Quotient - Example 2.
This video gives the formula for the difference quotient and do another example of finding it for a quadratic function.



Difference Quotient

Rotate to landscape screen format on a mobile phone or small tablet to use the Mathway widget, a free math problem solver that answers your questions with step-by-step explanations.


You can use the free Mathway widget below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.


OML Search


We welcome your feedback, comments and questions about this site or page. Please submit your feedback or enquiries via our Feedback page.


[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines