If you plot the finite differences of a parabola, the result will be what type of function?
Review problem 1-96.
Recall that represents the finite difference. What pattern do you see among the finite differences of the parabola ? What would the graph of those finite difference look like? Is this true for all parabolas?
The difference between 9 and 4 is minus 5The difference between 4 and 1 is minus 3The difference between 1 and 0 is minus 1.The difference between 0 and 1 is positive 1.The difference between 1 and 4 is positive 3.The difference between 4 and 9 is positive 5.