MATH110 April 2011
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Question 03 (c)
In this question you will state and then apply the Mean Value Theorem.
Use your answer in part (b) to explain why we may conclude that for any positive value b.
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What is the greatest value that the derivative of can achieve on the interval ? How does this bound the slope you found in part (b)?
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In the previous question, we showed that for some in the interval
Now we know that for all possible values of , is bounded above by 1, or
Substituting what we know from part (b), this is the same as
Because we can multiply both sides by b to get
Which completes our proof.
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