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October 27th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Linear approximation

the problem says use linear approximation to estimate the given number.

sqrt(99.8 )

and i know the formula is f(a)+f '(a)(x-a)
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Re: Linear approximation

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the problem says use linear approximation to estimate the given number.

sqrt(99.8 )

and i know the formula is f(a)+f '(a)(x-a)
Hint: let a = 100.
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