Quick question:

When they ask for the 'fifth' term of a particular taylor polymonial, which term are they asking for?

Eg. If I had the McLauren series for

Do they mean the fifth one or do they mean the x^5 term?

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- Apr 16th 2013, 01:02 PMEducatedQuick question about Taylor Polymonials
Quick question:

When they ask for the 'fifth' term of a particular taylor polymonial, which term are they asking for?

Eg. If I had the McLauren series for

Do they mean the fifth one or do they mean the x^5 term? - Apr 16th 2013, 01:19 PMHallsofIvyRe: Quick question about Taylor Polymonials
Since the polynomial starts with , the fifth term is .

- Apr 16th 2013, 05:02 PMEducatedRe: Quick question about Taylor Polymonials
What if the Taylor polynomial has zero coefficient terms in it? Eg.

Would the third term be