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Problem 10

Calculate the average rate of change of the given function over the given interval. Where appropriate, specify the units of measurement. HINT [See Example 1.] $$ \text { Cisco Systems Stock Price (\$) } $$$$ \text { Interval: }[1,5] $$

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The average rate of change of the Cisco Systems Stock Price over the interval [1, 5] is given by \(\frac{P(5)-P(1)}{4}\) dollars per day, where P(1) represents the stock price at t=1 and P(5) represents the stock price at t=5.

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Chapter 10

Find the equation of the tangent to the graph at the indicated point. HINT [Compute the derivative algebraically; then see Example \(2(\mathrm{~b})\) in Section \(10.5 .]\) $$ f(x)=3 x+1 ; a=1 $$

Chapter 10

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Chapter 10

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Chapter 10

(a) use any method to estimate the slope of the tangent to the graph of the given function at the point with the given \(x\) -coordinate and \((\boldsymbol{b})\) find an equation of the tangent line in part (a). In each case, sketch the curve together with the appropriate tangent line. HINT [See Example \(2(\mathrm{~b}) .]\) $$ f(x)=2 x+4 ; x=-1 $$

Chapter 10

Use the method of Example 4 to list approximate values of \(f^{\prime}(x)\) for \(x\) in the given range. Graph \(f(x)\) together with \(f^{\prime}(x)\) for \(x\) in the given range. $$ f(x)=\frac{10 x}{x-2} ; \quad 2.5 \leq x \leq 3 $$

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