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Question 05 (a) 

Consider the function . (a) Let be the slope of the line that goes through the points and , where is a nonzero real number. Find an expression for in terms of . 
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Hint 

The slope of the line passing through two different points and is . 
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The second equality follows from and . Also, in the third equality, we use .
Answer: 