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## Homework Statement

Estimate sin4 accurate to five decimal places (using maclaurin series of sin)

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

Lagrange error bound to estimate sin4° to five decimal places( maclaurin series)

4°=pi/45 radians

|Rn(pi/45)<1*(pi/45)^n+1/(n+1)! < 5*10^-6

and the answer key says n should be greater than or equal to 3.

It doesn't make sense .

Because, if you write out derivatives, the ones with sines will disappear in the polynomial. So, don't we have to ignore sin (since it is maclaurin series)

So if it is 7rd order polynomial it should be x-(1/3!)x^3 + (x^5)/5!) -(x^7)/7!.

and therefore we need to look at 9th derivative.

It seems the answer key just applied the remainder theorem.