# How do you find the average rate of change of #f(x) = 17-x^2# over the interval [1, 5]?

Average rate of change is -6

Throughout this period, the mean rate of change is:

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To find the average rate of change of ( f(x) = 17 - x^2 ) over the interval ([1, 5]), you first find the values of the function at the endpoints of the interval ((x = 1) and (x = 5)). Then, you calculate the difference in the function values and divide by the difference in the corresponding x-values.

( f(1) = 17 - 1^2 = 16 )

( f(5) = 17 - 5^2 = -8 )

Average rate of change = ( \frac{f(5) - f(1)}{5 - 1} = \frac{-8 - 16}{5 - 1} = \frac{-24}{4} = -6 )

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