Mean value theorem

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If over the last hour on the highway, you averaged 60 miles per hour, then you must have been going exactly 60 miles per hour at some point. This is the gist of the mean value theorem (which generalizes the idea for any continuous, differentiable function).

Mean value theorem

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Finding where the derivative is equal to the average change

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Getting a ticket because of the mean value theorem

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Maximizing function at value

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Mean value theorem

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Mean value theorem

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Intuition behind the Mean Value Theorem