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A Simple Auxiliary Function for the Mean Value Theorem

by Herb Silverman

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
September, 1989

Subject classification(s): Real Analysis | Analysis | Calculus | Lines | Analytic Geometry | Geometry and Topology
Applicable Course(s): 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

An easier and more intuitive proof of the Mean Value Theorem from Rolle's Theorem.

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