Estimate 2^(3.2) to tenths without using a calculator and I need to show my arithmetic.

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- April 16th 2009, 09:08 AM #1

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- April 16th 2009, 11:10 AM #2
Sadieann

If you use the tangent line approximation

f(x+dx) = f(x)+f ' (x) dx

f(3+.2) = 2^3 + ln(2)*2^3*.2 = 9.11 exact 2^3.2 = 9.19

I don't see how to do this completely without a calulator unless you know ln(2) is .693 and you multiply by hand but that seems silly