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9-21.

Complete the following.

1. Find the average rate of change for the function $a\left(x\right) = 3x − 5$ over the interval $[2, 6]$.

$\frac{a(6)-a(2)}{6-2}$

2. Repeat part (a) for the interval $[5, 7]$.

3. Do you think it is true that $a\left(x\right)$ will have the same average rate of change over any interval? Why or why not?

Think about the graph of $y = a\left(x\right)$.
What type of curve is it?