## hayjude Can someone explain question 2A-11 (Problem Set 3) from MIT's OCW Calculus class? http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010/part-a-approximation-and-curve-sketching/problem-set-3/MIT18_01SC_pset2prb.pdf I don't understand the solution they come up with and can't get the problem started using what I learned via the lecture videos. Solution provided for 2A-11: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010/part-a-approximation-and-curve-sketching/problem-set-3/MIT18_01SC_pset2sol.pdf one year ago one year ago

1. Stacey

|dw:1351223688245:dw| Binomial expansion can then be used to expand the binomial raised to -k.

2. Stacey

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3. Stacey

Insert that approximation into the equation $p=Cv ^{-k}_{0}(1+\frac{ \Delta v }{ v _{0} })^{-k}$

4. hayjude

Thanks a lot Stacey. I was able to follow that perfectly.