Originally Posted by
johnley Find a value of N such that Simpson's Rule approximates
5
∫x^-1/4 dx
2
with an error of at most 10^-2 (but don't calculate Simpson's Rule).
The answer sheet says the answer is 4, but I cant get that answer. So far all I found was the fourth derivative.
fourth derivative = 585/256 x^(-17/4)
In class, we took a similar problem and graphed the fourth derivative to see where it was even to and plugged the value in for the derivative to find the k4, but I tried to do this, and I got a huge number not even close to 4.
Can anyone help me out, please?