Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2017/Question 05
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Question 05 

Below is the a graph of an exponential function with base . Which of the following values is closest to ? A. Template:0 B. Template:0 C. Template:0 D. Template:0 E. 
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Hint 

Consider the derivative of . 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By the Hint, let us consider the derivative of the function at . In fact, Therefore, So we need to approximate . Geometrically, is the slope of the tangent line at . This tangent line is approximated by a secant line joining, say, and . So Answer: . 