hpfan101
  • hpfan101
Evaluate the difference quotient for the given function. Simplify your answer. f(x)=1/x, f(x)- f(a)/x-a Can someone please show me the steps? I know the answer but I don't quite get how to solve it. I tried but kept getting the wrong simplified answer.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
f(x) = 1/x Then ((f(x) - f(a))/(x-a) = (1/x - 1/a)/(x-a) Multiply everything by ax/ax we have (a - x)/(ax(x-a)) = -(a-x)/(ax*(a-x)) = -1/(ax) which is the answer
hpfan101
  • hpfan101
Oh, I get it now. Thank you!! :)

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