(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find the Maclaurin polynomials of orders n=0, 1, 2, 3, and 4, and then find the nth Maclaurin polynomials for the function in sigma notation:

f(x)= ln(1+x)

2. Relevant equations

pn(x)= f(0) + f'(0)x + [f''(0)/2!](x)^2 +[f'''(0)/3!](x)^3 + .... + [f^(n)(0)/n!](x)^n

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that I need to find up to the 4th derivative using f(x)=ln(x) and then simply use the maclaurin polynomial equation up to a certain point for n = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 .. n.

The only problem is I can't remember how to FIND derivatives of ln(x)!

I don't really understand how to find the nth polynomial in sigma notation either..

Thank you!

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# Homework Help: Maclaurin polynomials problem

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