Wow, someone asked me this question and I'm stumped. Find the equation of the secant line that contain [tex]P[0,f(0)][/tex] and [tex]Q[3,f(3)][/tex] Am I given enough information to solve this? [tex]m=\frac{f(x+h)-f(x)}{h}[/tex] ... [tex]m_1=\frac{f(h)-f(0)}{h}[/tex] [tex]m_2=\frac{f(3+h)-f(3)}{h}[/tex] That doesn't really help me though, unless I'm not thinking hard enough!
Isn't a secant line just a straight line with those two points? uhm.... [tex]m=\frac{f(3)-f(0)}{3-0}[/tex] but the answer would be in terms of f(3) and f(0)
What was it? Finding the equation of a line given two points? Or was my brain malfunctioning as well?
Yeah, seems like the only thing to do. [tex]m=\frac{f(3)-f(0)}{3}[/tex] [tex]y-f(0)=\frac{f(3)-f(0)}{3}(x-0)[/tex] Not sure what else to think of.