(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Determine the relation that exists between thenth finite difference and the leading coefficient.

2. Relevant equations

... I'm not too sure how to html it up properly, but the numbers/"n"s following the "a"s are meant to be sub-script:

f(x) = anx^n + an-1x^n-1 + ... + a2x^2 + a1x + a0

3. The attempt at a solution

If someone could even tell me the proper direction for the line of thought here. All I can figure out thus far is that the difference is the same sign (positive or negative) of the coefficient. Any hints would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!

Thanks!

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# Homework Help: What is the relationship between finite differences and the leading coefficients?

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