Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/April 2018/Question 01 (a)
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Question 01 (a) 

Select all that apply: The rate of the function at is given by (a) . (b) . (c) . (d) the slope of the secant line through the points and . (e) the slope of the tangent line through the point . 
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Hint 

The rate of change at a point is the instantaneous rate of change. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The rate of change of a function at a point is the value of the derivative of the function at that point. Statement (a) is simply the value of at , not the value of the derivative. Statements (b) and (d) both give the average rate of change of between and , whereas the question asks for the instantaneous rate of change at . Statements (c) and (e) both give the value of the derivative of , which is what we are after. Answer: The correct answers are . 