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Unformatted text preview: Homework 11/8 This worksheet is about locating the root of the function f ( x ) = 0 . 5 x 3 x . 5 e x , which is graphed below. You will end up with a lot of messy decimals as you work these problems. Keep every decimal accurate to at least 5 places. – 2 – 1 1 2 – 2 – 1 1 2 1. Assume that x = 1 is the root. (This is wrong, but that’s ok.) (a) Find f (1). (If you get zero, then 1 is the root and you can quit.) (b) Find the equation of the tangent line at x = 1. (c) Graph the tangent line on the graph of f provided above. (d) Find where the tangent line crosses the xaxis. 1 2. If your last answer was not x = 2, then go back and find your mistakes. If it was x = 2, assume that x = 2 is the root. (This is wrong, but that’s ok.) (a) Find f (2). (If you get zero, then 2 is the root and you can quit.) (b) Find the equation of the tangent line at x = 2. (c) Graph the tangent line on the graph of f provided above....
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course MATH 170 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.
 Fall '08
 STAFF
 Calculus, Decimals

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