While studying the finite differences of a particular function, Neo noticed that the differences changed linearly. What can you tell him about the original function? Also, how do his finite differences change? Homework Help ✎
A linear changing difference is a difference that increases or decreases in greater amounts each time. For example, if
The original function is quadratic.
Take a quadratic function and list out some successive differences. For example, let's take the differences from the earlier hint:
The differences of the differences are constant.