# Taylor series?

## Homework Statement

find a value of h such that for |x|<h implies sin(x)=x - x^3/6 + x^5/120 + R where |R|<10^(-4)

## The Attempt at a Solution

it's tedious to type out my working but I've got h= (6!/10^4)^1/6 but I'm not sure about this...

That certainly works since the difference in sin(x) and your T(x)with your x value is 9.16x10^-6
How did you get this answer?

That certainly works since the difference in sin(x) and your T(x)with your x value is 9.16x10^-6
How did you get this answer?

I got that (mathmathmad's) as well but I chose x such that I could evaluate without using a calculator. It's not too difficult to be honest. What concerns me is that do we need to prove that sin(x) and its derivatives of all orders are continuous in the given domain or should we take it as given.

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sin(x)=x - x^3/6 + x^5/120 + R

erm, I take |R| = |sin x - x + x^3/6 - x^5/120 |

since R_n = f(x) - T_n (which the value of n I'm not sure of but I take n=5)

and there's a formula which states there exists c in (x,0) such that :
R_n = f^(n+1)(c)*x^(n+1)/(n+1)!

since I take n as 5 then I evaluate |R|<10^(-4) blablabla
get x^6 < 6!/10^4

can we just get the 6th root of 6!/10^4 to evaluate x?

so does h equal to (6!/10^4)^1/6 which is approximately 0.64499...?