In this lesson, the instructor teaches how to find the average rate of change from a word problem. The example given is about a climber who changes altitude over time, making it easy to identify the independent and dependent variables. By using the formula for rate of change, the instructor shows how to calculate the hiker's average increase in altitude per hour. This lesson is helpful for those who want to understand how to apply the concept of rate of change in real-life scenarios.
Finding the rate of change from a word problem
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How do I find rate of change from a word problem?
A climber is on a hike. After 2 hours he is at an altitude of 400 ft. After 6 hours, he is at an altitude of 700 ft. What is the average rate of change?
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In this lesson, the teacher shows an example of how to find the average rate of change from a word problem.