On a typical summer evening the temperature was 90°F at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 A.M. the next morning the temperature was 70.5 F. What is the average rate of change in temperature?
I wouldn't necessarily call this a chemistry-related question, but it doesn't matter, I'll help.
The average rate of change of temperature with respect to time in this case can be represented by the equation
The total change in temperature over the time period is
and the total time change is
Plugging values into the equation, we have