Rate of change - Linear Functions

Rate of change

Rate of change is all around us. For example, we express the speed of a car as Kilometer per hour (km/hr), the wage in a fast food restaurant as dollar per hour, and taxi fare as dollar per meter or kilometer. Let's solve some word problems on rate of change.


Rate of change = yx=y2y1x2x1 {{{\bigtriangleup y} \over {\bigtriangleup x} } = { {y_2 -y_1} \over {x_2 -x_1}}}
Examples: km/hr, miles per gallon, m/s, dollars/hr, etc.
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Rate of change

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