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The average rate of change of a function can be found by calculating the change in values of the two points divided by the change in values of the two points.

Substitute the equation for and , replacing in the function with the corresponding value.

Simplify the numerator.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify each term.

One to any power is one.

Multiply by .

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Subtract from .

Subtract from .

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Subtract from .

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Subtract from .

Simplify the denominator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Divide by .

Find the Average Rate of Change f(x)=9.6x^2-3x-5 , (1,5)