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

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**The Difference Quotient (Linear Function)**

How to find the difference quotient for a linear function?

**Example:**

Find the difference quotient for f(x) = 2x - 5.

**The Difference Quotient (Quadratic Function)**

How to find the difference quotient for a quadratic function?

**Example:**

Find the difference quotient for f(x) = x^{2} - 3x + 4.

**The Difference Quotient (Quadratic Function)**

How to find the difference quotient for a quadratic function?

**Example:**

Find the difference quotient for f(x) = 3x^{2} - 5x + 2.

**The Difference Quotient - Example 1**

This video gives the formula for the difference quotient (aka, the subtraction fraction) and does a couple examples of finding it for different functions.

**The Difference Quotient - Example 2**

**Difference Quotient Example**

**Finding the difference quotient**

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