anonymous
  • anonymous
For the function f, f'(x)= 2x+1 and f(1)=4. What is the approximation for f(1.2) found by using the line tangent to the graph of f at x=1?
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yuki
  • yuki
basically you want to approximate f(1.2) without using integration the idea is that at a point, f' is a farely good approximation of the points around it given that the distance is very close. so the approximation would be more and more off once you go too far. if you wanted to apprx/ f(10) for example, it would be far more off than the apprx. of f(1.2)
anonymous
  • anonymous
help me please
yuki
  • yuki
anyways, you just use a line tangent to f to apprx. in order to do that, you find the linear equation that is tangent to f at that specific point. in your case, the slope of your tangent line can be found by using f'. and it touches f at (1,4) once you find out your linear equation, you plug in x =1.2 are you good so far ?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
how do i find my linear equation?
yuki
  • yuki
if you know a slope m and a point (a,b) your linear eqn. is y-b = m(x-a)
yuki
  • yuki
so you need to find m, and (a,b)
yuki
  • yuki
m can be found using f' (a,b) is given as the point on f
anonymous
  • anonymous
so my equation would be y=2x+1?
yuki
  • yuki
2x+1 = m at any given point. what you should remember is that f is the curve and f' is the "slope that is tangent to f at a given x" so at x =0, f has a tangent line with slope 1 x = -1/2, f has a tangent line with slope 0. since you are approximating the next point around (1,4) you plug this in to see what it is equal to. in your case, x=1 so m =2(1) +1 = 3. sometimes you will have an equation of f' like f' = ycos(x) for those, you have to plug in y as well to find m.
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay. i did all that and came up with the answer 4.6..is that correct?
yuki
  • yuki
f'(x)= 2x+1 and f(1)=4. What is the approximation for f(1.2) f'(1) = 3 and it goes through (1,4) so the line tangent to f at (1,4) has the linear equation y-4 = 3(x-1) all you have to do is to plug in 1.2 = x, so y=3(.2)+4 = 4.6 there you go.
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you!

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