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Homework Help: Please Help Me - Math problem

  1. Sep 2, 2008 #1
    For small angles theta, the numerical value of sin theta is approximately the same as the

    numerical value of tan theta.Find the largest angle for which sine and tangent agree to within

    two significant figures.

    thank you!
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  3. Sep 2, 2008 #2
    anyone??? please i would greatly appreciate it if someone helped me on this. Thank You
  4. Sep 2, 2008 #3


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    You could just grab your calculator and figure it out.
  5. Sep 2, 2008 #4


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    Some hints about getting help.
    1. Post in the correct forum, we have homework help forums. Use them.
    2. Show that you have at least tried something.

    For your problem. Look at the Taylor series approximations of sin and Tan. Use enough of the series for each to capture the fact that they are different seriss. Take the difference.
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