I need help with solving inequalities via derivatives
Hello guys, I have a problem with solving these inequalities. If anyone could help me I would really appreciate it.
1. e^x>1+ln(1+x), for all real numbers ( I understand how this is true for x>0, but somehow I can't seem to make it work for x<0, although it is obviously true, since f'(x)<0 for all x's except x=0.
2. sinx<x- (x^3)/6+(x^5)/120, for x>=0 (this one doesn't seem quite right, since its graph kind of stays constant around x=2.5-3. Main question is how do I tell whether the derivative is positive or negative when it is a complicated function itself and it's hard to plug in numbers and check)
Thank you in advance!
Must use derivatives, not limits :(
Thanks for the reply, but this must be solved by using derivatives only. Here's what I did (And I'm really sorry I don't know how to write it in the fancy way you do)
e^x>1+ln(1+x), for all real numbers
I did this f(x)=e^x-1-ln(1+x), then f'(x)=e^x-1/(1+x). Since I have to prove the inequality for all real numbers, I look at x<0, so I plug in some negative number for x in f'(x). For example x=-7, and f'(-7)>0, which means that for x<0, f(x) is increasing. But check the graph! It's decreasing for the negative x's!!!!! I am stumped.... Why is the derivative +, when the function is actually decreasing?