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  1. Complete the following. Homework Help ✎

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

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

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

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