Problem Solving Practice Activity

Solution by Differences

This is the first of three practice exercises on using the difference method of evaluating polynomials. Complete the following difference table in order to extrapolate from the given functional values to the next two values. After entering a value, click anywhere outside the table to check its correctness. If you insert an incorrect answer, the proper answer will be inserted for you once you click outside the table and before entering the next answer. When you are ready to go on to the next exercise, click the "NEXT" button.

Function
Values
1st
Difference
2nd
Difference
0
9
24
45
72

    


Last updated 2001/06/06
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