# Difference Quotient Formula

**Difference quotient**is the term used in calculus to determine the abstracts of slopes and average rate change. If in a graph there are two points through which the slope passes for which the graph of function

**f**is determined. These points are of

*x-coordinates x and x+h.*

**The Difference quotient formula for the function f is given by**,

$f$ = $\frac{f(x+h) - f(x)}{h}$.

The difference quotient gives the derivative of the function.