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Rate of Change

When one quantity changes in relationship to another quantity, the two quantities are said to have a rate of change.

Here we have the following data:

Figure 1.

What is the rate of change from hour 3 to hour 6?

We can use the slope equation to solve this problem:

Figure 2.

From hour 3 to hour 6, the rate of change was 36.66 miles per hour.

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