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Slope question?

  1. Feb 15, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What can you conclude about average slope between two points and the slopes of the individual line segments on which the points lie?


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I thought that the average slope slope numerical answer is in between the slopes of the two points but the question is worth two marks so there must be another fact to it.
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2009 #2
    Poorly-worded question to be honest but depending on the maths/science that you are actually doing, they could be talking about the slope of a line between two points. In which case it could be found using:
    y2-y1 / x2-x1

    However, if you're using the Definite Integral and Calculus, they could be talking about finding the slope as h-->x where x is a point on a line...
     
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