I'm currently having a hard time with this question:
Use differentials (or equivalently, a linear approximation) to approximate
as follows: Let
and find the equation of the tangent line to
at a "nice" point near
. Then use this to approximate
.
I'm familiar with the linear approximation formula, but this is confusing me. I tried getting (with 29.1 as a "nice" point): (cos29.1)(x-29)(sin29.1) but that is incorrect. I think it has something to do with using this number and plugging it into the equation for a tangent line? I'm really not sure. Thanks in advance for any help!