Secant Line Calculator

The calculator will find the equation of the secant line that intersects the given curve at the given points, with steps shown.

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Your Input

Find the equation of the secant line that intersects the curve $$$f{\left(x \right)} = x^{2} + 1$$$ at $$$x_{1} = 1$$$ and $$$x_{2} = 3$$$.

Solution

Find the y-coordinates of the points on the curve that correspond to the given x-coordinates.

$$$y_{1} = f{\left(x_{1} \right)} = f{\left(1 \right)} = 2$$$

$$$y_{2} = f{\left(x_{2} \right)} = f{\left(3 \right)} = 10$$$

Since we have two points, we can use the line calculator to find the equation of the secant line through the two points.

Thus, the equation of the secant line is $$$y = 4 x - 2$$$.

Answer

The equation of the secant line is $$$y = 4 x - 2$$$A.