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    Linear Approximation Graph Help

    For this graph:
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    I need to match some terms with the letters on that graph, this is what I have:

    delta y = F
    Tangent Line = E
    Error of linear approximation = C
    f'(x)dx = A
    Increment of x = D
    dy-delta y = B

    but it's not correct, can anyone tell me what is wrong? I was almost positive that is correct

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfire View Post
    For this graph:
    ImageShack - Hosting :: graphny5.png

    I need to match some terms with the letters on that graph, this is what I have:

    delta y = F
    Tangent Line = E
    I can find neither "F" nor "E" on the graph! It looks to me like delta y is "A" and the tangent line is labeled "r".

    Error of linear approximation = C
    C simply appears to be a label for the graph itself, not an error quantity. The error is the difference (vertical distance) between a point on the graph and a point on the straight line. That's "B".

    f'(x)dx = A
    Increment of x = D
    dy-delta y = B
    Yes, that is correct.

    but it's not correct, can anyone tell me what is wrong? I was almost positive that is correct

    Thanks!
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