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Question 01 (i) 

Short Problem. Show your work. No credit will be given for the answer without the correct accompanying work. Find the coefficient of the fifth degree term in the Maclaurin series for . 
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Hint 1 

How do the coefficients of the Maclaurin series for a function relate to that function's derivatives? 
Hint 2 

What is the fifth derivative of the function? 
Hint 3 

(Alternative solution) What is the Maclaurin series for ? Using this, find the Maclaurin series for . 
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Solution 1 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By the formula for the Maclaurin series, the the fifth coefficient of the Maclaurin series for is
Put and compute :
Thus, we get and the answer is

Solution 2 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since the Maclaurin series for
by plugging in the position of , we have the Maclaurin series for :
Since the coefficient of the fifth degree term in this Maclaurin series is , the answer is . 