Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2013/Question 04 (c)
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Question 04 (c) 

ShortAnswer Question. Simplify your answer as much as possible and show your work. Let . What is the 2nd degree Taylor polynomial centred at a = 1 for ? 
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Hint 1 

Recall that the th degree Taylor polynomial centred at for a function is given by , where is a coefficient. 
Hint 2 

Recall also that the coefficients are given by , i.e., . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By definition of the Taylor polynomials,
