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1-144.

Let be a function whose finite differences grow by

*be? Give two examples.*

Finite differences can be used to analyze the slope of a graph at various *x*-values. In Lesson 1.3.1, you found consistent patterns in the way polynomial functions change. Which polynomial function would have finite differences that grow by

is quadratic, for example,

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