Can you simplify ?
Question is: Using a standard Taylor series, write down the Taylor series about 0 for the function
f(x) = ln(1 − x),
giving all terms up to and including that include x^4
Now, Standard Taylor series of ln(1+x), I understand, is;
ln(1+x) = x - (1/2 x^2) +(1/3 x^3) - (1/4 x^4) + . . . . .
so substitute -x for +x I get
ln(1-x) = -x -(-1/2 x^2) + (-1/3 x^3) - (-1/4 x^4) + . . . .
Ln(1-x) = -x + (x^2)/2 - (x^3)/3 + (x^4)/4 - . . . . . .
But the answer I have been given as a specimen makes all of the signs -ve
Could someone clarify this, please.
I always assume I'm wrong, but rarely see why.