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The average rate of change of a function can be found by calculating the change in values of the two points divided by the change in values of the two points.

Substitute the equation for and , replacing in the function with the corresponding value.

Remove parentheses.

Simplify the numerator.

Raising to any positive power yields .

Multiply by .

Simplify each term.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Add and .

Add and .

Simplify the denominator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Divide by .

Find the Average Rate of Change f(x)=-2x^2+x+1 , [-1,0]