"Show that for small values of x, the function (1+x)^(-1/2) may be approximated by(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1-(1/2)x+(3/8)x^2

Hence obtain the approximate value of 1/root(1.01) to 4 decimals."

im totally clueless. the example we have isnt well explained at all. can someone even just start me off?

(incidentally what happened to the flex pluggin? i went to find it for the maths bits but cant find it)

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# Homework Help: Binomial Theorem - small values of x and approximate values

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