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6-144.

While answering the questions below, refer to the graph of $k(x)$ below. 1. Between which pair of consecutive points is the average rate of change of $k(x)$ the greatest?

Average rate of change (AROC) can be seen on a graph as the slope of the secant line between two points.

2. Assuming the axes are scaled equally, at which point is the instantaneous rate of change closest to $1$?

Instantaneous rate of change (IROC) can be seen on a graph as the slope of the tangent line at a specific point.

3. Which is greater: the average rate of change between $B$ and $C$ or the instantaneous rate of change at $C$?

Which is greater: the slope of the secant or the slope of the tangent?

4. Which is greater: the average rate of change between $C$ and $D$ or the average rate of change between $C$ and $E$?

Refer to previous hints.

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