The derivative of,Originally Posted by tttcomraderQ: Use linear approximation to estimate the amount of paint in cubic centimeters needed to apply a coat of paint 0.090000 cm thick to a hemispherical dome with a diameter of 60.000 meters.
Area of hemispherical dome = 2(pi)(d/2)^2; d = 60; looking for the volume of the coat that is 0.09cm thick on top of the area.
Therefore, I have the equation f(x) = 2(pi)(60/2)^2 * x = 1800(pi)(x).
f'(x) = x
a = 0.1
f(a) = 565.2
f'(a) = 0.1
L(a) = 0.1 ( x - 0.1) + 565.2
L(0.09) = 565.199
Answer is wrong, and I can tell something is wrong when I get f'(x).